Usage examples for woody

  1. Their banks, between 8000 and 14, 000 feet, are generally clothed with rhododendrons, sometimes to the almost total exclusion of other woody vegetation, especially near the snowy mountains- a cool temperature and great humidity being the most favourable conditions for the luxuriant growth of this genus. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  2. A fresh and rich wall- side of beauty the woody bank was. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  3. Flowers with very thick or milky stems should be slit up about half an inch, and woody stems are best peeled for an inch or two. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  4. The course of his wanderings had insensibly conducted him again to the precincts of his old, familiar dwelling- place; he found himself at the back of the Pincian Mount, and only separated by a strip of uneven woody ground, from the base of the city wall. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  5. The storm raged on; all endeavors to find the road were in vain, and they both thought themselves fortunate, when, by a flash of lightning, they discovered a cave near at hand on the declivity of a woody hill, where they hoped to find a safe refuge from the dangers of the tempest, and a resting place from their fatigue. – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg
  6. Stem: Climbing or straggling, woody below, branched, 2 to 8 ft. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  7. A great number of the woody kinds may be carried in the coat- pocket, and foliicolous species placed between the leaves of a pocket- book. – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  8. To the left the Dunderberg reared its woody precipices, height over height, forest over forest, away into the deep summer sky. – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  9. Elizabeth could make better footing than poor Winifred; and very soon they stood on the old height from which they could see the fair Shatemuc coming down between the hills and sweeping round their own little woody Shahweetah and off to the South Bend. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  10. After having passed the morning of the 25th in these observations, we proceeded through the second or middle region of Etna, called La Selvosa, the woody than which nothing can be more beautiful. – Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos by William Hamilton
  11. If dug up for curiosity the root has a strong odour, like the cultivated vegetable, but is small and woody – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  12. We soon chased the voltigeurs from the woody height, down through the village, and over the bridge, where they took post and remained, we not having orders to pursue them any farther. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  13. Had they stuck to the rocky and woody regions they might have made the war a far longer and more troublesome business than it proved to be. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  14. " That woody point which we rounded and so came in sight of the outer bay might be a good place," added young Smith, who seemed a boy of ideas, although he was a little fellow and younger than the others. – The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island by Cyril Burleigh
  15. The air is strangely chill in the hollow of this woody valley. – Garden-Craft Old and New by John D. Sedding
  16. We look out over the flat, extended woody plain, to the sunlit church- tower of Maristad, which shines like a white sail on the dark green sea: we look out over the Venern Lake, but cannot see its further shore. – Pictures of Sweden by Hans Christian Andersen
  17. Onwards, onwards, onwards, we entered a woody country. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) by George Grey
  18. But his road led that way, and three steps brought him around the woody bend of it. – A Cathedral Singer by James Lane Allen
  19. It is cocked for a fortnight, the woody part is removed, and the leaf is packed in sacks for transportation to Berberah. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  20. I'm going next Saturday to Woody Island- will you come, Speug? – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren