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  • n. Plural form of vine-leaf.


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  • - 'Flush'd with a purple Grace | He shews his honest Face' – pointing out Dryden's error: 'Instead of presenting the god returning from his conquest of India, crowned with the vine-leaves, drawn by panthers, and followed by troops of satyrs, wild men and animals he had tamed, he shows him as if he were merely a good-looking youth!'

    'William Hazlitt:The First Modern Man'

  • Then we came to a tavern with vine-leaves over the lintel

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • The saloon was 300 feet long; it had an arched roof and Gothic cornice, with a moulding below of gilded grapes and vine-leaves.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Eve took up a little plate, daintily garnished with vine-leaves, and set it on the table with a jug full of cream.

    Two Poets

  • The master-passion had given a stamp of originality to an ursine physiognomy; his nose had developed till it reached the proportions of a double great-canon A; his veined cheeks looked like vine-leaves, covered, as they were, with bloated patches of purple, madder red, and often mottled hues; till altogether, the countenance suggested a huge truffle clasped about by autumn vine tendrils.

    Two Poets

  • She also saw this, and turned as pale as death, and sat trembling before us; and whatso we ate or drank at that board under the rustling vine-leaves, she gave unto us with her own hand; and then we wotted full surely that she had meant our deaths there and then, but was cowed by the fierce eyes of Baudoin and the threat of my hand.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • She took the freshest vine-leaves and arranged her dish of grapes as coquettishly as a practised house-keeper might have done, and placed it triumphantly on the table.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • Then we came to a tavern with vine-leaves over the lintel,

    trinityboy Diary Entry

  • There is many a shop-keeper whose sign is a very tolerable picture; and often have we stopped to admire (the reader will give us credit for having remained OUTSIDE) the excellent workmanship of the grapes and vine-leaves over the door of some very humble, dirty, inodorous shop of a marchand de vin.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • With vine-leaves in my hair, as you used to dream in the old days —?

    Hedda Gabler


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