Olives


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Ol·ives

 (ŏl′ivz), Mount ofalso Ol·i·vet (ŏl′ə-vĕt′)
A ridge of hills in the West Bank east of Jerusalem. At its western foot is the biblical site of the Garden of Gethsemane.

Olives

(ˈɒlɪvz)
n
(Placename) Mount of Olives a hill to the east of Jerusalem: in New Testament times the village Bethany (Mark 11:11) was on its eastern slope and Gethsemane on its western one

Ol•ives

(ˈɒl ɪvz)

also Ol•i•vet

(ˈɒl əˌvɛt, -vɪt)

n. Mount of,
a small ridge E of Jerusalem. Highest point, 2737 ft. (834 m).
References in classic literature ?
There are no olives in the Ebony Island, and those imported from here fetch a high price.
The gardener who took my passage is ill and cannot see you, but please come in and take these jars of olives and my bag, and I will follow as soon as I have taken leave of him.
We could recognize the Tower of Hippicus, the Mosque of Omar, the Damascus Gate, the Mount of Olives, the Valley of Jehoshaphat, the Tower of David, and the Garden of Gethsemane--and dating from these landmarks could tell very nearly the localities of many others we were not able to distinguish.
But the best, in my opinion, was the home life in the little flat-- the ardent, voluble chats after the day's study; the cozy dinners and fresh, light breakfasts; the interchange of ambitions--ambitions interwoven each with the other's or else inconsiderable--the mutual help and inspiration; and--overlook my artlessness--stuffed olives and cheese sandwiches at 11 p.
A shower of snow fell upon them, and, finding the Olive full of foliage, it settled upon its branches and broke them down with its weight, at once despoiling it of its beauty and killing the tree.
I am bound to add that he is honorably associated with the famous French receipt for cooking an olive.
At the head of this harbour there is a large olive tree, and at no great distance a fine overarching cavern sacred to the nymphs who are called Naiads.
That's her brother, the sailor over there, talking to Olive Moreton; their engagement was announced last week.
Certainly it cannot be olive oil, nor macassar oil, nor castor oil, nor bear's oil, nor train oil, nor cod-liver oil.
The olive hue of hurricane clouds presents an aspect peculiarly appalling.
In the adults, as I was to learn quite soon, this color deepens to an olive green and is darker in the male than in the female.
There flourish the olive, the fig, the date, the orange, the citron, the pomegranate, and other fruits belonging to the voluptuous climates of the south; with grapes in abundance, that yield a generous wine.