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arbor -- as in: shaded arbor
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  • The arbor provided a shady resting place in the park.
  • We are building an arbor in the back yard.
  • I never saw such a garden—large and shady, full of box-bordered paths, and lined with long grape-covered arbors with seats under them.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • Yonder, not far, was a grape arbor Mr. Garner made.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved

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  • She said she got the Holy Ghost once at a bush arbor meetin’ and got saved.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • Jeremy Finch, Maudie Atkinson told me you broke down her scuppernong arbor this morning.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • …Differences in Spelling § 1 /Typical Forms/—Some of the salient differences between American and English spelling are shown in the following list of common words: /American/ /English/ Anemia anaemia aneurism aneurysm annex (noun) annexe arbor arbour armor armour asphalt asphalte ataxia ataxy ax axe balk (verb) baulk baritone barytone bark (ship) barque behavior behaviour behoove behove buncombe bunkum burden (ship’s) burthen cachexia cachexy caliber calibre candor candour center centre…
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • There lies our summer arbor.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • One day as he was strolling peacefully about the grounds, he discovered two tiny babies that had been abandoned in a basket under the grape arbor.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • When Julia, the tall wench, ate too many grapes from Madame Edith’s arbor and was sick all night, Areida nursed her, although Julia’s friends slept soundly.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted

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  • Leafy green vines draped the arbors and the grapes were ready to drop.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Farther back there was a white garden swing, a fire pit, and a grill under a wooden arbor that was draped with purple-colored vines.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • It was a wooden house with towers, swings, hammocks, rather mussy shade trees, a rather mangy lawn, a rather damp arbor, and an old carriage-house with a line of steel spikes along the ridge pole.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • She stops beside an arbor alive with the sound of bees.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • She stood in the garden on a warm afternoon, the arbor heavy with blooming honeysuckle.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • There was a small arbor there with a bench, on which I seated myself, looking about with interest.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Currants were dried at one end, on a platform bare to the sun, beyond the vintage arbors and vats the vintners trod; while near at hand were new grapes barely formed as the green bloom fell, or half-ripe clusters, faintly coloring.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • It was a high brick house set back off the street, with round-arched windows, great heavy dentils along the roof overhang, latticework arbors on either side.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Cico pointed at a green arbor.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The young man stopped suddenly, looked around him, and perceived Caderousse sitting at table with Danglars, under an arbor.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It is a beautiful, restored Provencal farmhouse made of stone, set up on the Luberon hills, fruit trees and an arbor at the front door outside, terra-cotta tiles and exposed beams inside.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Tom and Eva were seated on a little mossy seat, in an arbor, at the foot of the garden.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • It wasn’t unreasonably hot yet, and the kids were bouncing around the house like superballs (this was mainly Turtle, with Dwayne Ray’s participation being mainly vocal), so we took them out to sit under the arbor for a while.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Under the arbor sat the married women, their dark dresses decorous notes in the surrounding color and gaiety.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • About us neither had gained a footing; laburnums, pink mays, snowballs, and trees of arbor-vitae, rose out of laurels and hydrangeas, green and brilliant into the sunlight.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Early walked over and sat on the railing of the arbor.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • The firm possession of a yard, a porch, a grape arbor.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • There were no longer either arbors, or bowling greens, or tunnels, or grottos; there was a magnificent, dishevelled obscurity falling like a veil over all.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • We left him bestirring himself to feed the fowls, and we sat down to our punch in the arbor; where Wemmick told me, as he smoked a pipe, that it had taken him a good many years to bring the property up to its present pitch of perfection.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • I mean, I wasn’t exactly a gardening type, but Calypso had arbors covered with six different colors of roses, lattices filled with honeysuckle, rows of grapevines bursting with red and purple grapes that would’ve made Dionysus sit up and beg.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • There were great stables, where a dozen grooms and boys held forth, rows of vine-clad servants’ cottages, an endless and orderly array of outhouses, long grape arbors, green pastures, orchards, and berry patches.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Still another was given her, and she took it, not as a reward, but as a comfort, as Christian took the refreshment afforded by the little arbor where he rested, as he climbed the hill called Difficulty.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Speaking for myself, I was glad to oblige, and we stretched out beneath an arbor of winged kelp, whose long thin tendrils stood up like arrows.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • How I remember the arbor and the seat!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • While the children were playing in the grape-vine arbor, the day before, Mr. Thorne came out with a letter in his hand, which he tore up and scattered about.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • A few blocks ahead, passing a lovely Victorian house just north of Andrews dorm, Barbara admires the wide, circular porch and an apple arbor alongside it.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The front of the house had a traditional vato, a shady arbor under which to relax and entertain visitors.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Moreover, he hath left you all his walks, His private arbors, and new-planted orchards, On this side Tiber: he hath left them you, And to your heirs forever; common pleasures, To walk abroad, and recreate yourselves.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Mother used to stand in the arbor with an armful of cut flowers.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • One of them sits quiet on the bench, at the brush-arbor revival, listening, and all of a sudden he jumps up and lifts up his arms and yells, "Oh, Jesus! I have seen His name!"
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Alyosha had at once observed his brother’s exhilarated condition, and on entering the arbor he saw half a bottle of brandy and a wineglass on the table.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • On each side was a shady arbor with a latticed covering of jasmine.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • He got down, and passed with Mr. Moss into the garden, toward an old yew-tree arbor, while his sister stood tapping her baby on the back and looking wistfully after them.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • A touring Shakespeare company had let Loma try out after their performance in Cold Sassy’s brush arbor and then asked her to join the troupe.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • Grandma had arranged this with Sylvester’s father, whom she knew from the old people’s arbor in the park.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • So this oddly composed little social party used to assemble under the ruinous arbor.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • One night I became really alarmed when I stood in the rose arbor watching him for one solid hour, during which he never moved from his knees and never once lowered his arms, which he held outstretched in the form of a cross.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • The patio is an oasis of trees and benches, a manicured lawn and bougainvillea cascading over a wooden arbor.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • An arbor of vegetation enclosed her as she waited with her hands inside her raincoat pockets.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Yes, a still hot quiet Sunday afternoon like this afternoon; I remember yet the utter quiet of that house when we went in and from which I knew at once that he was absent without knowing that he would now be in the scuppernong arbor drinking with Wash Jones.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
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