Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See olive, 1.
  • n. Ximenia Americana of tropical America. See tallow-nut.

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Examples

  • They turned and headed out to the olive-tree fields and up towards the broad path of Israel's West Bank barrier.

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  • They turned and headed out to the olive-tree fields and up towards the broad path of Israel\'s West Bank barrier.

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  • The citrus - and olive-tree groves the family tended have been bulldozed.

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  • The foliage of the olive-tree is then decayed and withered, and as it predominates in the landscape and resembles the scorched complexion of the soil itself, an ashen and arid hue is given to the whole.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • The great height of these, too, making the buildings look so tiny, that they had all the charm of elegant models; their excessive whiteness, as contrasted with the brown rocks, or the sombre, deep, dull, heavy green of the olive-tree; and the puny size, and little slow walk of the Lilliputian men and women on the bank; made a charming picture.

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  • His first year, the nursery planted about 10,000 olive-tree saplings on less than one acre of land spread across two different fields.

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  • Those bagels and the cliché olive-tree camels and a few blue glassblown vessels at the Jaffa Gate only scrape the surface of these memories...

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  • Olive-boughs in a chimney warm very well, but hurt other baths: they spoil the plastering, and weaken the foundation; and therefore the most skilful of the public officers forbid those that rent the baths to burn olive-tree wood, or throw darnel seed into the fire, because the fumes of it dizzy and bring the headache to those that bathe.

    Symposiacs

  • Just as if a man should say that the virtue of the seed is with the body, and yet that the body of the fig-tree or olive-tree was made of the seed, he would not be much out; for the body, its innate motion and mutation proceeding from the seed, grew up and became what it is.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • For some have an aversion for honey, others feed on the branches of the olive-tree; some are scorched by hail, others cooled with wine; and there are some whose sight is dim in the sun but who see well by night.

    Essays and Miscellanies

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