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Usage examples for elms

  1. It is a square of pasture bordered by great elms upon three sides of it, but on the fourth, towards the water, a line of pollard willows; and off a little way before the house runs Arun, sliding as smooth as Mincius, and still so young that he can remember the lake in the forest where he rose. – Hills and the Sea by H. Belloc
  2. A long avenue of immemorial elms, leading up to a gardener's lodge at the top of the wall- I mean at the end of the avenue- might create a pleasing impression. – If I May by A. A. Milne
  3. They passed the Elms both coming and going. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  4. Behind each dwelling is a billowy mass of orchard, and before it the Gothic archway of the elms stretches above the quiet street. – Short Stories and Essays From "Literature and Life" by William Dean Howells
  5. I have always had a sure sense of direction, and I turned instinctively towards the landmark of my promised destination, although it was invisible from that side of the Hall- screened by the avenue of tall forest trees, chiefly elms, that led up from the principal entrance to the Park. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  6. Hers and Gwinnie's under the near gable by the fir- trees, Mr. and Mrs. Burton's under the far gable by the elms, John's by itself in the middle, jutting out. – The Romantic by May Sinclair
  7. He came out on to the common and saw the village, the long straggling street with the white- washed cottages and the hideous grey- slate roofs; the church tower, rising out of the elms, and the pond, running to the common's edge, its water chequered with the reflection of the white clouds above it. – The Golden Scarecrow by Hugh Walpole
  8. An answer came from the black shadow of a clump of roadside elms. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  9. Little Lily was there no more- and the Elms were changed- the light and the grace were gone- and they were only dark old trees now. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  10. Scheveningen is a village two miles from the Hague, and connected with it by a straight road bordered along its whole length by several rows of beautiful elms, which form a perfect shade. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  11. Barn Elms, the Temple place, was near to the Glebe and to Severn church. – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  12. I saw a great vine, that lovely English garden, the avenue of elms, the canal, the great water sheet, the three views, the fountain, the gold fishes, and then lost myself in the maze. – Telepathy and the Subliminal Self by R. Osgood Mason
  13. Weary and worn I sat down under the elms of the Divanbeghi quay. – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  14. I have something more to say about elms. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  15. The clump of nine elms showed as a dense and irregular mass, lacking detail. – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  16. They lit their cigars in the cool shadow of the great elms: who does not know how beautiful Kensington Gardens are in June? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  17. After a public dinner, they seat themselves under the elms before the College, and smoke and sing for the last time together. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  18. Behind the elms, where the old brown house stood, stands now a snow- white cottage, with a vine- covered porch before it. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  19. The best time to begin keeping that New Year's nature resolution is now, when the oaks are seen in all their rugged majesty, when the elms display their lofty, graceful, vase- like forms, and when every other tree of the forest exhibits its peculiar beauty of trunk, and branch, and twig. – Some Winter Days in Iowa by Frederick John Lazell
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