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It’s difficult to spot the birds in the foliage.
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foliage foliaged
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More rarely, "foliage" can reference architectural ornament consisting of leaves and the stems to which they are attached.
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  • It’s difficult to spot the birds in the foliage.
  • I like to rest my eyes by periodically looking up from the computer and gazing out the window at the foliage.
  • Their only guide, apart from the brown ground and occasional flashes of light through the foliage, was the tendency of slope:
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • So as I slide out of the foliage and into the dawn light, I pause a second, giving the cameras time to lock on me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games

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  • The river was almost enclosed by dense foliage on both sides.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Then I saw them—two burning, yellow eyes—staring at me from the shadowy foliage of the tree.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • I felt absurd hiking through the ferns and foliage hefting a carpetbag with a rose pattern on the outside.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • They marched around the back yard, slashing at foliage, occasionally pausing to pick off a stray elephant or fight a tribe of cannibals.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • It’s the hostage, just dumped in the path, his white clothes smudged green from the foliage, and brown from the muddy earth.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Squirrels darted along the branches of hickory trees, chattering a warning, while shafts of fractured sunlight cut through the foliage, lending her surroundings a dreamlike quality.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • With the foliage all gone, the stone was the only cover the hill provided.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • It clicked in and he shot upward just as his body swung into the thick foliage of the trees.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • They drove a couple of miles past the store and then turned off onto a gravel road that wound up a small hill through thick foliage.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The foliage a blur of green and brown and mossy gray.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • There, amid a pastel bouquet of coral and flowing fronds of blue seaweed, she saw hundreds, maybe thousands, of tiny beings, no bigger than the fingers of a child, hiding in nooks, clinging to the foliage.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "Yeah, they’re going to do some foliage stuff too, so I actually told them to go ahead and book the inn where they want to stay.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • In the darkness, Gabby could hear the crickets calling from the foliage.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • As she examined the foliage and flowers on either side of the front entrance, I found myself regarding her.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Here are majestic palms with their towering stems and graceful foliage, the shoe flower, the eatable passion flower.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • WE MOSTLY have evergreens in California, but there’s enough fall foliage that covers the forest.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Her eyes were still puffy from crying, but she had beautiful irises the color of new foliage.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • As another surprise, Lorenzo from Bakersfield Electric brings a set of solar-powered lights, which at night will send shafts up through the foliage into the starry sky.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Marie-Laure is rereading Twenty Thousand Leagues—I could make out long ribbons of sea wrack, some globular and others tubular, laurenciae, cladostephae with their slender foliage—not far from the rue Cuvier gate when a group of children comes tramping through the leaves.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Every so often Alex’s flashlight is reflected for a brief second in a pair of bright wide blinking eyes, which watch us solemnly from within the mass of foliage before vanishing once again into the dark.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • They were forest creatures and to the forests they retreated, hiding like guerrillas in the dense foliage of arse and scrotum.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The ground is damp and chill, she smells woodsmoke, and through her eyelids’ translucency is filtered the incredible radiance of the foliage afire.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Also, if your fall foliage leaf or your pumpkin is not symmetrical, Miss Lumley won’t put it up.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • There were three bushes in a rock bed directly below, all their foliage gone since autumn.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • After a few words of inquiry as to my health and well-being, he led me over to the cages against the wall, where we admired the tiny inhabitants as they chirped and hopped through the foliage, excited by the wind.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • As she turned, Isabelle saw the monastery behind her, rising out of the dull foliage.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • All around us were low tree stumps and thick foliage.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The foliage has hidden the wheel from sight, so I scale a tree with rubbery limbs to get a better view.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Moving as fast as he could, Thomas crashed through the heavy foliage, thin branches slapping at his face.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I gradually saw plainly the clear stream that supplied me with drink and the trees that shaded me with their foliage.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The foliage partially hid her view of the street, where a police car, its blue-and-white light bar flashing, was pulled up to the curb, siren wailing.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The old oak, quite transfigured, spreading out a canopy of sappy dark-green foliage, stood rapt and slightly trembling in the rays of the evening sun.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He knew that they could not see color, and that their flesh, as well as Gabriel’s light golden curls, would be no more than smears of gray against the colorless foliage.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • Tim Johnson was advancing at a snail’s pace, but he was not playing or sniffing at foliage: he seemed dedicated to one course and motivated by an invisible force that was inching him toward us.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • A few dingy olives and stunted fig-trees struggled hard for existence, but their withered dusty foliage abundantly proved how unequal was the conflict.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • On the right Roxane’s house and the wall of her garden overhung with thick foliage.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • — My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I’m well aware, as winter changes the trees.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • She struggled to free herself, her dress tangled in the foliage.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • If there were any water at all, it would be there where he could see, even in the distance, a hint of foliage.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • It’s on the prestigious Main Line, just twenty-five minutes outside Philadelphia, on a rolling campus surrounded by overgrown foliage.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Overhead the foliage moved softly.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • THE SOLITUDE OF MONSEIGNEUR WELCOME folly of putting forth its foliage in his shadow.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I noticed for the first time how the hydrangeas were coming into bloom, their blue heads thrusting themselves from the green foliage behind.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • All over the countryside, away to the rolling hills around Aldershot, the little red and grey roofs of the farm-steadings peeped out from amid the light green of the new foliage.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Redd tried to pinpoint Alyss’ location in her imagination’s eye, saw a confusion of foliage and trees.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Through this window shone a mild light which silvered the foliage of two or three linden trees which formed a group outside the park.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
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