Usage examples for shrub

  1. Anyone digging up or destroying or carrying away any root, shrub, or plant worth up to 5s. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. There is no unfolding of bud and blossom, tree and shrub, without the coming and going of electric life- giving sunlight and earth light. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  3. A small sullen- looking lake was in front, on whose banks grew neither tree nor shrub. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  4. In those places where trees are scarce, a variety of flowering shrubs abound, most of them entirely new to an European, and surpassing in beauty, fragrance, and number, all I ever saw in an uncultivated state: among these, a tall shrub, bearing an elegant white flower, which smells like English May, is particularly delightful, and perfumes the air around to a great distance. – A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay by Watkin Tench
  5. She stripped of its bark some shrub, after having sought it a long time. – The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Volume VI. Being the Historic Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV. by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  6. These same sons who for so many years had never come near their mother, seemed now very anxious to attend to her every wish; scarcely a shrub was cut down in the garden excepting in the presence of one of them, and when Mrs. Peter Melcombe especially begged that the grandmother's wish respecting the bed of lilies might be attended to, Mr. Mortimer, with evident emotion, gave orders to the gardener that it should not be touched. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  7. But when, as is often the case in the warmer weather, they simply go to sleep in some sheltered place, they habitually place their heads close against the wall, or under the projecting roots of a tree or shrub, so as not to leave this part exposed. – Addresses & Papers / Collectanea by Peter Eade
  8. Usually a shrub five or six feet high, but known to reach a height of 40 feet in the mountains of North Carolina, with the habit of a tree. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  9. Nowhere in the whole region was a tree, a shrub, or any asylum for man or beast to be seen. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  10. Together they maintained an all- day vigilance, half expectant of the sailing- craft's return and keyed to the highest tension of expectancy at every stirring of a shrub below them in the jungle. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  11. Nowhere appeared shrub, bush, or hillock; as far as the eye could rove in the brightest light of day, it found no resting- place till, wearied by the quest, it sought some point close at hand. – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn
  12. Far as the eye can reach the surface appears a perfect level, without shrub or tree. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  13. No tree, or flower, or shrub, can grow in this barren earth." – Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends by Gertrude Landa
  14. When I go by this shrub thus late and hardy, and see its dangling fruit, I respect the tree, and I am grateful for Nature's bounty, even though I cannot eat it. – Wild Apples by Henry David Thoreau
  15. His Majesty said to her: 'I am astonished that, with your natural intelligence, you have not kept in your mind the nature of this Indian shrub and herbs; with such a secret you would be able to- day to make many happy, and there are some kings, who, to grow young again, would give you half their empire. – The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Volume VI. Being the Historic Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV. by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  16. North America, 1820. This is very distinct, and possesses feature which are shared by no other hardy tree or shrub in cultivation. – Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs by A. D. Webster
  17. There was not much to be seen but grassy slopes destitute of tree or shrub, and the harbor and open sea beyond. – Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley