shrubs


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shrubs

  • boscage - A mass of growing trees or shrubs—or a depiction of a wooded landscape.
  • nature strip - An area of grass beside a roadway, possibly with a few trees or shrubs, lying between the footpath part and the roadway proper.
  • balm, balsam - Greek balsamon is the source of both balm and balsam; it was an oily resin of various trees and shrubs.
  • topiary - Describing shrubs and trees that are trimmed, it is derived from Latin topiarius, "ornamental gardener."
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The distrustful gardener, while plucking away the dead leaves or pruning the too luxuriant growth of the shrubs, defended his hands with a pair of thick gloves.
These flowers and shrubs grew of themselves, and their presence was no violation of the natural environment.
Whether it were a group of shrubs or an alleyway or a vista of water that we were passing, you would halt before me, and stand gazing at my face as though you were showing me possessions of your own.
Shrubs are gone, Withered the grass; all chill as the white rime Of early morn.
After two hours the guide stopped the elephant, and gave him an hour for rest, during which Kiouni, after quenching his thirst at a neighbouring spring, set to devouring the branches and shrubs round about him.
Farther in the distance the river wall was hidden by more closely massed bushes, and the formal, geometric precision of the nearer view was relieved by a background of vine-colored bowers, and a profusion of small trees and flowering shrubs arranged in studied disorder.
An opportune belt of shrubs that ran from the gate adjoining the road to a point not far from the house gave him just the cover he needed.
Sometimes he had to stumble along the bed of the stream, and sometimes he had to push through shrubs, dense and thorny; often he was obliged to climb over rocks in order to avoid the hornet-nests that hung on the trees over his head.
Francis Aldersley looks at the conservatory (still as invitingly cool and empty as ever); leads her back to it; and places her on a seat among the shrubs.
Here they secured themselves, as well as circumstances would permit, among the shrubs and fragments of stone that were scattered about the place.
No one who had not observed that for a short distance reeds had taken the place of shrubs, could possibly have guessed the existence of such a stream or dreamed of the fairyland beyond.
However, the door jarred open on a dead sort of spring; and he closed it behind him as he entered a dull yard, soon brought to a close by another dead wall, where an attempt had been made to train some creeping shrubs, which were dead; and to make a little fountain in a grotto, which was dry; and to decorate that with a little statue, which was gone.