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  • The dragon's teeth are already sown amongst Mr. Yorke's young olive-branches; discord will one day be the harvest.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Scaphephorus, do you take the large basin, place in it the honeycombs and twine the olive-branches over them, bring the tripods and the phial of perfume; as for the humble crowd of little pots, I will just leave them behind.

    The Ecclesiazusae

  • And so, after that terrible storm, this pair pursued the even tenor of a peaceful united life, till the olive-branches rising around them, and the happy years gliding on, almost obliterated that one dark passage, and made it seem a mere fantastical, incredible dream.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866

  • Once before when he sent messengers with olive-branches you and the French foolishly believed him, and he beheaded the two counts who were your ambassadors to him.

    Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race

  • In the only account given of one of these feasts, we read that the people brought olive-branches and pine-branches, myrtle-branches and palm-branches, and made themselves booths upon the roofs of their houses, in their courts, and in their streets, and dwelt in them, 'and there was very great gladness.'

    At the Time Appointed

  • Blancandrin, a knight of great valor, was chosen with ten others to set out with olive-branches in their hands, followed by a great train of slaves bearing presents, to seek the court of the great Christian King and sue for peace.

    Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)

  • Bear olive-branches in your hands, in token of peace, and reconcile me with him.

    Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race

  • And in the morning two of the boys arise, take olive-branches and salt, enter into the houses, and salute the master with the words, 'Joy and gladness be in the house, so many sons, so many little pigs, so many lambs,' and they wish him all good things.

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan

  • The ten messengers departed, bearing olive-branches in their hands, riding on white mules, with reins of gold and saddles of silver, and came to Charles as he rested after the siege of Cordova, which he had just taken and sacked.

    Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race

  • A father, mother and five olive-branches made up the family.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 85, January, 1875

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