from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A standard rose; a rosebush.


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  • On the table is a rose-tree in bloom, and other plants around it.

    The Lady from the Sea

  • The mysterious wind of will drove me to you, as the tempest brings the little rose-tree to the pollard window.

    Modeste Mignon

  • The boughs of a monthly rose which grew there made such a noise sometimes, but as no wind was stirring he knew that it could not be the rose-tree.

    The Woodlanders

  • The last flower attended. to was a rose-tree, which bloomed in a quiet green nook at the back of the house.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • And he himself sank with so earth-shaking a subsidence that he broke a big rose-tree with his body and shook up into the sky a cloud of red earth — like the smoke of some heathen sacrifice.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • But his daughter saw him coming, and changed her horse into a plot of ground, herself into a rose-tree covered with roses, and the prince into a gardener.

    The Violet Fairy Book

  • When the three servants came to the forest, nothing was there but a rose-tree and one rose on it, but the children were nowhere.

    Household Tales

  • He replied: ‘I intended to fill the skirts of my robe with roses, when I reached the rose-tree, as presents for my friends but the perfume of the flowers intoxicated me so much that I let, go the hold of my skirts.’

    The Gulistan of Sa'di

  • And the tears ran down her cheeks and splashed on to the rose-tree roots.

    The Red Fairy Book

  • A great rose-tree covered with flowers, climbing as high as her window, exhaled in the night a soft and gentle perfume, in light breaths; and she stood for a moment enjoying it.



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