from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as lind, linden.


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  • A linden-tree showed its crest above the niche, and the wall was covered with ivy on the side of the Rue Polonceau.

    Les Miserables

  • As he had guessed, there stood a building whose roof started from the top of the wooden barricade and descended to within a very short distance of the ground, with a gentle slope which grazed the linden-tree.

    Les Miserables

  • Jean Valjean allowed himself to slide down the roof, still holding fast to Cosette, reached the linden-tree, and leaped to the ground.

    Les Miserables

  • The wall above which he saw the linden-tree and the ivy evidently abutted on a garden where he could, at least, hide himself, although there were as yet no leaves on the trees, and spend the remainder of the night.

    Les Miserables

  • But when we were without the house, I bade our fellows go with me to another place than the wonted apple-tree of rede, and they understood my word, and I led them to a little grassy plain without the orchard, where was no covert for a wide space about it, nought but the one linden-tree under which now we sat.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Aphrodite gave them the gift of divination, and they divine accordingly with the bark of the linden-tree.

    The History of Herodotus

  • The study was still full of sunshine, the door open on to the garden, the linden-tree noisy with birds.

    Maigret in Society

  • Maigret mopped his forehead and looked at the linden-tree outside the French window, as if he needed to resume contact with a more humdrum reality.

    Maigret in Society

  • Maigret puffed at his pipe, shot an occasional glance at the garden, at the leaves of the linden-tree, and passed the letters one by one to Janvier, studying his reactions.

    Maigret in Society

  • It was a high-ceilinged room, lit by a french window opening on to a flight of three steps, beyond which one discovered with some surprise a well-kept lawn and a huge linden-tree standing in a world of stone.

    Maigret in Society


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