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- adj. Of or pertaining to topiary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the ornamental cutting and trimming of trees, hedges, etc.; practicing ornamental gardening.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or practising topiary work.
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Goats are over-plentiful here, and the hollies, oaks and thorns along the path have been gnawed by them into quaint patterns like the topiarian work in old-fashioned gardens.
This sunk garden, with its turf, its stone walks, that are not walked upon, its small evergreens, cut by topiarian art into the semblance of birds, its low-growing plants rich in varicoloured flowers, its evergreen arbour at the farther end as a background to a statue of Venus, its little fountain in the centre, is a spot that always attracts visitors -- attracts and holds them by its spell of quiet beauty.
Brown, have been somewhat too resolutely robbed of the formal avenues, clipped hedges, and other topiarian adjuncts which comport so well with the starch prudery of things Elizabethan; but they are still replete with grotto, fountain, labyrinth, and alcove -- a very paradise for the more court-bred rank of sylphs, and the gentler elves of Queen Titania.
It was surrounded by tall clipped hedges of yew and holly, some of which still exhibited the skill of the topiarian artist, *
Watteau, and our own Wilson, in his earlier works, painted -- the trim alleys exhibiting all the triumphs of topiarian art --
It was surrounded by tall clipped hedges of yew and holly, some of which still exhibited the skill of the _topiarian_ artist, * and presented curious arm-chairs, towers, and the figures of Saint George and the
It was surrounded by tall clipped hedges of yew and holly, some of which still exhibited the skill of the topiarian artist,5 and presented curious arm-chairs, towers, and the figures of Saint George and the Dragon.
Many and various as have been the re-plannings it may be believed that never have the gardens looked better than at present, when taste in things floricultural has broken away from the formalism of scroll-pattern borders and indulgence in the eccentricities of topiarian art -- is even, it is to be hoped, on the way to free itself finally from the ugliness of "carpet bedding" -- when plants are largely grouped and massed instead of being placed in alternate kinds at regular intervals in geometrical patterns.