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  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics


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  • It all seemed wild and untamed to her coast-bred eyes accustomed to the quiet jungle beauty of the sea islands draped in their gray moss and tangled green, the white stretches of beach hot beneath a semitropic sun, the long flat vistas of sandy land studded with palmetto and palm.

    Gone with the Wind

  • A moment later she was inside the "guest-house," in a large room heated to semitropic temperatures by an enormous fire in the fireplace.

    The Robin And The Kestrel

  • Apparently, semitropic heat conditions always have a certain effect on the breed's milk-production capacity.


  • This level marshland, the barren, metallic mountains, and a sort of semitropic jungle, partly inundated by water, comprise nearly all the area of the Light Country.

    The Fire People

  • He doubted very much, in view of the semitropic character of some of the foliage, whether even in January the temperature would now go below freezing; but in any event he foresaw that there would be no fruits available, and he objected to a winter on flesh foods.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • Morning dawned, aflare with light and color, as only a June morning in that semitropic wilderness could glow.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • They were of two kinds: first, for damage to persons or property resulting from the numerous revolutions and perpetual brigandage which have scourged these semitropic territories; second, for debts contracted in the name of the several countries for the most part to conduct revolutions or to gild the after-career of defeated rulers in

    The Path of Empire; a chronicle of the United States as a world power

  • You may feel -- you ought to feel -- that those strange and stately semitropic forms are indeed plants of God; the work of a creative Spirit who delights to employ His Almighty power in producing ever fresh shapes of beauty -- seemingly unnecessary, seemingly superfluous, seemingly created for the sake of their beauty alone -- in order that the Lord may delight Himself in His works.

    Westminster Sermons with a Preface

  • "As resident of semitropic country," he remarked, "mostly sprinkled with palms, I have vast interest in these lofty pines.

    Murder Canyon


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