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arbor

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Definition a framework that supports climbing plants; or a shady rest area made by such a framework or by trees and shrubs

Much more rarely, an arbor can reference various types of rotating machine shafts.
  • The arbor provided a shady resting place in the park.
arbor = a framework that supports climbing plants
  • We are building an arbor in the back yard.
  • arbor = a framework that supports climbing plants
  • 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
  • arbors = a framework that supports climbing plants
  • She admired the wisteria that wrapped around the potting shed, the trumpet vine on the arbor, and the big grove of bamboo in the back.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • arbor = framework that supports climbing plants
  • Leafy green vines draped the arbors and the grapes were ready to drop.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • arbors = a framework that supports climbing plants
  • 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
  • arbors = frameworks that support climbing plants
  • Yonder, not far, was a grape arbor Mr. Garner made.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • arbor = a framework that supports climbing plants
  • 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
  • arbor = framework that supports climbing plants
  • She said she got the Holy Ghost once at a bush arbor meetin' and got saved.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • arbor = a shady rest area in a garden
  • On one side of the highway, acres of grapevines stretched out in soldiered rows and swallowed up the arbors.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • arbors = frameworks that support climbing plants
  • When she walked toward the arbors and glanced back at her parents, they both smiled and nodded, encouraging her forward.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • arbors = frameworks that support climbing plants
  • "Papi, this is my favorite time of year," she said, watching the brightly colored shirts of the workers slowly moving among the arbors.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • arbors = frameworks that support climbing plants
  • Jem, who hadn't been near Miss Maudie's scuppernong arbor since last summer, and who knew Miss Maudie wouldn't tell Atticus if he had, issued a general denial.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • arbor = a framework that supports climbing plants
  • Our tacit treaty with Miss Maudie was that we could play on her lawn, eat her scuppernongs if we didn't jump on the arbor, and explore her vast back lot, terms so generous we seldom spoke to her, so careful were we to preserve the delicate balance of our relationship, but Jem and Dill drove me closer to her with their behavior.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • arbor = a framework that supports climbing plants
  • A GARDEN-ARBOR
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • Jeremy Finch, Maudie Atkinson told me you broke down her scuppernong arbor this morning.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • arbor = a framework that supports climbing plants
  • Birds were twittering in the arbors and bees were humming in the flowers.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • She stops beside an arbor alive with the sound of bees.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • In the middle of the orchard we came upon a grape arbour, with seats built along the sides and a warped plank table.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use arbor.)
  • On each side was a shady arbor with a latticed covering of jasmine.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter

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