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  • n. Plural form of palm-tree.

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Examples

  • Had he not seen them, on occasion, triced up to the palm-trees of the Meringe compound and their backs lashed to ribbons by the white-gods?

    CHAPTER III

  • But there was no Meringe, no Biddy and Terrence and Michael on the beach; no Mister Haggin and Derby and Bob; no beach: no land with the palm-trees near and the mountains afar off everlastingly lifting their green peaks into the sky.

    CHAPTER III

  • Above the water were scattered clumps of palm-trees.

    Chapter 12

  • Due to its architecture plans, the views from inside the place are fantastic: water, palm-trees and luxurious vegetation are just some of the elements in sight.

    $4,95 million 8400 Grand View Drive Residence in LA

  • It is told of Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakai, the greatest of the rabbis and leader of the Jews during the Great Revolt against the Romans in 66–73 C.E., that his explorations went well beyond studying texts, to include “constellations and calculations, the sayings of launderers and the sayings of fox-keepers, the conversation of demons and the conversation of palm-trees, the conversation of the ministering angels, the great things and the little things.”

    The Ten Commandments

  • Twenty years ago I was entertained at dinner by certain monks or friars in a Californian village that I forget the name of.236 I was to lecture to their students, who were all of Irish descent, and as I walked to the hall under moonlight, through a quadrangle of palm-trees, I felt some anxiety.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • We did not come up to the coffle till they had halted for the night near a pool of water shaded with ground palm-trees.

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

  • They had now arrived at the knot of palm-trees and the fountain which welled out from beneath their shade in sparkling profusion.

    The Talisman

  • The Diamond of the Desert, so lately a solitary fountain, distinguished only amid the waste by solitary groups of palm-trees, was now the centre of an encampment, the embroidered flags and gilded ornaments of which glittered far and wide, and reflected a thousand rich tints against the setting sun.

    The Talisman

  • Nature had, however, her demands for refreshment and repose even on the iron frame and patient disposition of the Knight of the Sleeping Leopard; and at noon, when the Dead Sea lay at some distance on his right, he joyfully hailed the sight of two or three palm-trees, which arose beside the well which was assigned for his mid-day station.

    The Talisman

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