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  • What maharaja's son had such vast, luxuriant grounds to play about?†   (source)
  • As I descended from the bridge, I found myself plunging into a luxuriant green garden.†   (source)
  • Once Jess had settled on the porch swing and Ty on the top step, his spot, I felt a rare rush of luxuriant delight.†   (source)
  • It was a luxuriance of aspect, a fullness of growth, which made her appear more of a woman than she really was.†   (source)
  • Given the right conditions, all his old addictions would burst into full and luxuriant bloom.†   (source)
  • At dinner he meets her father, a tall, good-looking man with luxuriant white hair, Maxine's pale green-gray eyes, thin rectangular glasses perched halfway down his nose.†   (source)
  • He stroked his luxuriant white beard, infinitely sad, infinitely weary.†   (source)
  • HALLORANN ARRIVES Larry Durkin was a tall and skinny man with a morose face overtopped with a luxuriant mane of red hair.†   (source)
  • And then his fingers flowed swiftly across the ivory, and the room was filled with a composition so complex, so luxuriant, it was impossible to believe only one set of hands played.†   (source)
  • This, he wrote, made it more important than ever to provide a counterbalance of "dense, broad, luxuriant green bodies of foliage."†   (source)
  • The leaves were a deep, luxuriant green on one side, ash white on the other.†   (source)
  • The garden was neither especially luxuriant nor particularly well kept.†   (source)
  • Then, of a sudden, I noticed a pale young foot luxuriant with dark hair in my fresh pan of water, and my legs went soft beneath me.†   (source)
  • Her brush was full when she finished, a thick nest of gold down, all the luxuriance of pregnancy falling away as her hormone levels readjusted.†   (source)
  • As they edged into Wyoming the country grew bleaker--the grass was no longer as luxuriant as it had been in Kansas and Nebraska.†   (source)
  • I compared the luxuriant tresses of Hattie and her mother with Olive's thin curls, and I remembered Hattie's attack on my hair after she smelled the bogweed.†   (source)
  • The assistant who held him by the arm guided him along gently and patiently until at last the man lost the courage to go on and stopped at a luxuriant maple.†   (source)
  • For miles through Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, where well-tended farms were burgeoning with crops in the "luxuriant" season, Adams delighted in the scenery.†   (source)
  • Her nipples were large and the color of chocolate and the luxuriant triangle of hair on her belly glistened like the wing of a raven.†   (source)
  • Shavers, utterly bald, with a luxuriant black beard, wore pleated black dress slacks, red-and-black checkered suspenders over a gray-and-white pinstriped shirt, and a yellow bow tie.†   (source)
  • And with that, Skeedle ushered David and Toby into the back of the larger wagon where the pair stretched luxuriantly amid the fleeces and blankets.†   (source)
  • If the first shoots of those freedoms sprang up in England, linguistically they flourished even more luxuriantly in America, where they were championed by two great writers of the nineteenth century.†   (source)
  • She removed her scarf and her long blonde hair fell luxuriantly to her shoulders.†   (source)
  • The station was like a vase of luxuriant flowers.†   (source)
  • They had tall leather boots, more luxuriant furs, better-sewn pants.†   (source)
  • Before her, in overly luxuriant rows, was a host, so to speak, of golden pharmaceuticals, plus a few technically less indigenous whatnots.†   (source)
  • Sitting in the concert hall, she had listened to the fresh new work as in a trance, and let the casements and doors of her mind swing wide to admit the luxuriant, enlaced and fretted harmonies, and those wild dissonances, inexhaustibly inspired.†   (source)
  • In the middle of the valley the undergrowth was thick; luxuriant.†   (source)
  • On the top of a hill there was a house exposed to all the winds; its park must have been luxuriant in summer but could not give it any shelter now with its frosty lacework.†   (source)
  • She continually ran into the luxuriant weeds and creepers that walled in the path.   (source)
    luxuriant = growing thickly
  • Straddling her grandfather was a naked woman wearing a white mask, her luxuriant silver hair flowing out behind it.   (source)
    luxuriant = richly thick
  • The pines are not tall or luxuriant, but they are sombre and add an air of severity to the scene.   (source)
    luxuriant = thick with growth
  • Here they sat down on a luxuriant heap of moss; which at some epoch of the preceding century, had been a gigantic pine, with its roots and trunk in the darksome shade, and its head aloft in the upper atmosphere.   (source)
    luxuriant = thick
  • His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips.   (source)
    luxuriances = rich features
  • Donning a luxuriant Hotel Bernini robe, he walked out of the bedroom into the suite's foyer.†   (source)
  • She ran a hand through her luxuriant hair, the neck of her robe falling open slightly.†   (source)
  • The others were asleep, snoring beneath piled blankets while Toby dozed as a luxuriant ermine.†   (source)
  • I rolled down my window and felt the cold luxuriant air rush past me in great stinging gallons.†   (source)
  • Trees and bushes: thick, luxuriant, verdant, and lush.†   (source)
  • The room had been restored down to the last detail, from the octagonal table at its center to the gleaming armoires and luxuriant bookcases.†   (source)
  • Nick's tail rattled, and he unfurled his lethal, curling claws to stretch luxuriantly, scoring the kitchen's worn red tiles in the process.†   (source)
  • The Grand Maester was a shambling skeleton, leaning heavily on a twisted cane and shaking as he walked, a few white hairs sprouting from his long chicken's neck in place of his once-luxuriant white beard.†   (source)
  • Pycelle's beard had been magnificent, white as snow and soft as lambswool, a luxuriant growth that covered cheeks and chin and flowed down almost to his belt.†   (source)
  • In her last letters to Mary Cranch before leaving, Abigail wrote mainly of the lovely spring weather—"as luxuriant a season as I ever knew" —and the arrangements to be made for a final dinner party.†   (source)
  • Vines spilled forth from stone and interwove to form tapestries and paintings; musty toadstools became luxuriant divans; and the tongues of the bonfire were snatched by invisible hands and used to fuel lanterns and candles set within the grottos of what was rapidly becoming the richest, most splendid entry hall Max had ever seen.†   (source)
  • The remarkable thing about roses-luxuriant feminine blooms that attract you with their scent, their softness, and their blush, almost as if they actually were a woman-is not that they come from a bush that has thorns, but that they come from a bush that is so awkward: imbalanced, gangly, and skinny, like a young girl who's terribly clumsy in her adolescence and then becomes the most beautiful woman in the world.†   (source)
  • Abigail controlled too tyrannically the luxuriant vegetable flow that grew in such thriftless riot in the warm Carolina days.†   (source)
  • Max imagined the ambassador coiled behind runeglass in some luxuriant cabin, waiting for Rowan's reply to his king's demands.†   (source)
  • He was heavier than I had remembered him and his hair was full and luxuriantly swept back on his head.†   (source)
  • When he declined to hand it over, she sprouted a luxuriant mustache and raised her eyebrows inquiringly.†   (source)
  • The doors to the uppermost chamber had been wrenched off their hinges, revealing what had been a luxuriant bedchamber or seraglio.†   (source)
  • There was a runaway luxuriance to the garden's ruined profusion that made it seem sinister instead of tranquil.†   (source)
  • How luxuriant.†   (source)
  • Taking his champagne, he walked over to the table and gazed down at the smuggler, who smiled and sank down luxuriantly into her stole.†   (source)
  • It was the darkness of the womb, the prenatal darkness of embryos in that house, which was a little disconcerting but made for deep and luxuriant sleeping.†   (source)
  • She thought of her father and his luxuriant blond hair, beaded with sweat in the bazaars of Arabia ….†   (source)
  • Eventually their search led them away from the stream, into less luxuriant vegetation; into the open bush.†   (source)
  • After a silence she leans her head with its fine luxuriant hair smelling so hurtfully of gardenia against my shoulder, sighs, then says, "No, it's not that, Stingo."†   (source)
  • Dr. Hatfield's ministrations changed all that too, and it was not very long—six weeks or so—before Nathan was purring like a hungry tomcat into its luxuriance, stroking it compulsively and insisting that she should start modeling for shampoo ads.†   (source)
  • "Well, they are very luxuriant still," I said.†   (source)
  • The size and luxuriance of these nightshades astonished him.†   (source)
  • A yellow primrose blossomed luxuriantly in the middle of it.†   (source)
  • The resin of that tree was transparent and sweet scented, the bark never dried or cracked, the sap shone silver, the luxuriant leaves never wilted, and the catkins resembled a cluster of reversed cups.†   (source)
  • Her neck, rising from the black taffeta sheath of her basque, was creamy-skinned, rounded and slender, and it seemed always tilted slightly backward by the weight of her luxuriant hair in its net at the back of her head.†   (source)
  • Even when his thick locks had become the luxuriant colony of Harry Tarkinton's lice, she would not cut them: she held his squirming body between her knees twice a day and ploughed his scalp with a fine-toothed comb.†   (source)
  • The vines sprawled luxuriantly over the earth still, but the runt tomatoes ripened before they were full-grown, not trusting the sun to shine many weeks longer.†   (source)
  • Yes it is -- but folk art is not Athene, and it's Athene whom we want: formal culture with its infinity of aspects, its luxuriance, its large comprehension.†   (source)
  • She looked enchanting in her pretty velvet dress with her short luxuriant blonde hair and her rounded womanly arms.†   (source)
  • His mother looked so small, and sallow, and done-for beside the luxuriant Clara.†   (source)
  • Grass grew luxuriantly and it was easy to keep the sheep in.†   (source)
  • It was narrow, low-walled, and luxuriant with grass and wild roses and willow and spruce and balsam.†   (source)
  • As they walked along Philip felt himself overwhelmed by the rich luxuriance.†   (source)
  • The blossoms were unusually luxuriant and beautiful that summer.†   (source)
  • For a time, however, the red weed grew with astonishing vigour and luxuriance.†   (source)
  • The luxuriant prairie grass failed and the gray earth carried only a scanty covering.†   (source)
  • No tracks, no trails, no old camps--the region was like a luxuriant barren land.†   (source)
  • It was a gray, beautiful plain, luxuriant with ripened grass, sloping very gently to the north.†   (source)
  • A luxuriant vegetation bore witness to the incomparable fruitfulness of the soil.†   (source)
  • His long luxuriant hair was trained to flow in quaint tresses down his richly furred cloak.†   (source)
  • She has the same soft, dark eye, with longer lashes, and her curling hair is of a luxuriant brown.†   (source)
  • This phenomenon is more exhilarating to me than the luxuriance and fertility of vineyards.†   (source)
  • Soberly timbered in oak and pine, it has none of that half-tropical luxuriance of the southwest.†   (source)
  • The Nautilus passed over these lush, luxuriant depths with tremendous speed.†   (source)
  • As you may observe, Mr. Holmes, my hair is somewhat luxuriant, and of a rather peculiar tint of chestnut.†   (source)
  • That is, of course, if you really are a relative of Mrs. Epanchin's, and have not made a little error through—well, absence of mind, which is very common to human beings; or, say—through a too luxuriant fancy?"†   (source)
  • In this corner the ground dipped a little, and the blue-grass, which the weeds had driven out in the upper part of the orchard, grew thick and luxuriant.†   (source)
  • Gigantic pansies, considerably larger than the roses, and closely resembling the floral pen-wipers made by female parishioners for fashionable clergymen, sprang from the moss beneath the rose-trees; and here and there a daisy grafted on a rose-branch flowered with a luxuriance prophetic of Mr. Luther Burbank's far-off prodigies.†   (source)
  • They missed connections by two hours, and, deciding to spend a few days with an ancient, remembered uncle, Amory journeyed up through the luxuriant fields of Maryland into Ramilly County.†   (source)
  • —Adam and Eve were then created by God and placed in Eden, in the plain of Damascus, that lovely garden resplendent with sunlight and colour, teeming with luxuriant vegetation.†   (source)
  • Half a mile down the slope they entered a luxuriant growth of willows, and soon came into an open space carpeted with grass like deep green velvet.†   (source)
  • The rivulet was hidden by the luxuriant vegetation of the banks save at one point, where I caught a triangular patch of its glittering water.†   (source)
  • The draperies and fluttering things which she wore suited her rich, luxuriant beauty as a greater severity of line could not have done.†   (source)
  • Carrie laughed luxuriantly.†   (source)
  • Trees were absent, and brush and grass had not the luxuriance common to most stretches of river bank.†   (source)
  • The bird's-eye perspective before her was not so luxuriantly beautiful, perhaps, as that other one which she knew so well; yet it was more cheering.†   (source)
  • This was an exceedingly dry and odorous forest, where every open space between the clumps of cedars was choked with luxuriant sage.†   (source)
  • These were tissue formations—and very luxuriant formations they were— caused by foreign cells invading an organism that proved receptive to them and for some reason offered favorable conditions (although, one had to admit, rather dissolute conditions at that) for them to flourish.†   (source)
  • In a very few hours the brown earth had become ruddy, the brick had changed to granite, and red cows grazed in well-hedged fields where the lush grasses and more luxuriant vegetation spoke of a richer, if a damper, climate.†   (source)
  • The thick grass hid his trail; the dense growth of oaks in the opening would serve as a barrier to keep Wrangle in, if, indeed, the luxuriant browse would not suffice for that.†   (source)
  • It was a park that lay before him, just below the balcony where he was evidently standing—a wide, luxuriantly green park of hardwoods, of elms, planes, beeches, maples, birches, with subtle gradations in the colors of the full, fresh, glossy foliage.†   (source)
  • The young girls formed, indeed, the majority of the band, and their heads of luxuriant hair reflected in the sunshine every tone of gold, and black, and brown.†   (source)
  • She was happy to be alive and breathing, when her whole being seemed to be one with the sunlight, the color, the odors, the luxuriant warmth of some perfect Southern day.†   (source)
  • Then suddenly through a polygon of green, in the half darkness under the luxuriant growth, I saw the creature we were hunting.†   (source)
  • The mustangs were far up Nonnezoshe Boco and would work their way back to green and luxuriant canyons.†   (source)
  • I was startled by a great patch of vivid scarlet on the ground, and going up to it found it to be a peculiar fungus, branched and corrugated like a foliaceous lichen, but deliquescing into slime at the touch; and then in the shadow of some luxuriant ferns I came upon an unpleasant thing,—the dead body of a rabbit covered with shining flies, but still warm and with the head torn off.†   (source)
  • And this increasing luxuriance manifested itself in the banks of purple moss and clumps of lavender daisies and great clusters of yellow violets.†   (source)
  • It was a luxuriance of aspect, a fulness of growth, which made her appear more of a woman than she really was.†   (source)
  • Consider the shoulder blades shifting beneath the silky skin of the back, and the spine descending into the fresh doubled luxuriance of the buttocks, and the great network of veins and nerves that branch out from the trunk through the armpits, and the way the structure of the arms corresponds to that of the legs.†   (source)
  • The spacious front yard was green and luxuriant with grass and flowers; gravel walks led to the huge porch; a well-trimmed hedge of purple sage separated the yard from the church grounds; birds sang in the trees; water flowed musically along the walks; and there were glad, careless shouts of children.†   (source)
  • Soon we traced a narrow path through the wild luxuriance of the island, going northwestward; and presently M'ling stopped, and became rigid with watchfulness.†   (source)
  • The distrustful gardener, while plucking away the dead leaves or pruning the too luxuriant growth of the shrubs, defended his hands with a pair of thick gloves.†   (source)
  • The vine, in all its elegant luxuriance, is not more graceful than were the clusters of rich brown hair that sported round her brow.†   (source)
  • But he pursued his way indifferent, and came next to a grove luxuriant, in the heart of the vale at the point where it would be most attractive to the observing eye.†   (source)
  • …dormer-windows in the dark red roof, two of the chimneys were choked with ivy, the large porch was blocked up with bundles of sticks, and half the windows were closed with gray worm-eaten shutters about which the jasmine-boughs grew in wild luxuriance; the mouldering garden wall with hollyhocks peeping over it was a perfect study of highly mingled subdued color, and there was an aged goat (kept doubtless on interesting superstitious grounds) lying against the open back-kitchen door.†   (source)
  • Here palms, alpacas, and volcanoes; sun's disks and stars; ecliptics, horns-of-plenty, and rich banners waving, are in luxuriant profusion stamped; so that the precious gold seems almost to derive an added preciousness and enhancing glories, by passing through those fancy mints, so Spanishly poetic.†   (source)
  • It cannot be expected that this system of farming would produce any very extraordinary or luxuriant crop.†   (source)
  • The hunter himself was stretched on the earth, before a head-stone of white marble, pushing aside with his fingers the long grass that had already sprung up from the luxuriant soil around its base, apparently to lay bare the inscription.†   (source)
  • In short, the entire scene was one of a rich and benevolent nature, before it had been subjected to the uses and desires of man; luxuriant, wild, full of promise, and not without the charm of the picturesque, even in its rudest state.†   (source)
  • Soft to the foot, these densely textured lawns would have rivaled the most luxuriant carpets woven by the hand of man.†   (source)
  • Among the most graceful of these shrubs is the passion-flower, which, according to Descourtiz, grows with such luxuriance in the Antilles, as to climb trees by means of the tendrils with which it is provided, and form moving bowers of rich and elegant festoons, decorated with blue and purple flowers, and fragrant with perfume.†   (source)
  • It was a feebler relief, a feebler triumph she felt now, but the great dark eyes and the sweet lips were as beautiful as ever, perhaps more beautiful, for there was a more luxuriant womanliness about Hetty of late.†   (source)
  • His pictorial tastes were consulted, I observed, in their respective styles of wearing their hair, the Beauty daughter being in the classic manner, the Sentiment daughter luxuriant and flowing, and the Comedy daughter in the arch style, with a good deal of sprightly forehead, and vivacious little curls dotted about the corners of her eyes.†   (source)
  • There was a continuous garden in front of them, going down to the water's edge, in which the flowers were now blooming luxuriantly, and sending delicious waves of summer scent over the eddying stream.†   (source)
  • At eight o'clock this midsummer evening, whilst the bristling ball of gold in the west still swept the tips of the ferns with its long, luxuriant rays, a soft brushing-by of garments might have been heard among them, and Bathsheba appeared in their midst, their soft, feathery arms caressing her up to her shoulders.†   (source)
  • The general character of the United States, of the Canadas, and of Mexico, is that of luxuriant fertility.†   (source)
  • --the skin rivalling the purest ivory, the commanding extent and repose, the gentle prominence of the regions above the temples; and then the raven-black, the glossy, the luxuriant and naturally-curling tresses, setting forth the full force of the Homeric epithet, "hyacinthine!"†   (source)
  • Therefore she did as she was told, and did it with such nervous hands that her hair (which was luxuriant and beautiful) fell all about her face.†   (source)
  • I got out several cords of stumps in plowing, which supplied me with fuel for a long time, and left small circles of virgin mould, easily distinguishable through the summer by the greater luxuriance of the beans there.†   (source)
  • Being a very tall one, and of luxuriant growth, it had been propped up against the side of the house, and was literally covered with a rare and very beautiful species of white rose.†   (source)
  • Everywhere upon its surface, art causes its arabesques, rosettes, and laces to thrive luxuriantly before the eyes.†   (source)
  • …watching the flow of the tide, for sitting in unwearied contemplation; the woody varieties of the cheerful village of Up Lyme; and, above all, Pinny, with its green chasms between romantic rocks, where the scattered forest trees and orchards of luxuriant growth, declare that many a generation must have passed away since the first partial falling of the cliff prepared the ground for such a state, where a scene so wonderful and so lovely is exhibited, as may more than equal any of the…†   (source)
  • Under their feet, the grass was fresh; beautiful shadows of branches flickered upon it, and speckled it; hedgerows were luxuriant; everything was at peace.†   (source)
  • The bare red clay and pines of Northern Georgia begin to disappear, and in their place appears a rich rolling land, luxuriant, and here and there well tilled.†   (source)
  • Darya Alexandrovna, in a dressing jacket, and with her now scanty, once luxuriant and beautiful hair fastened up with hairpins on the nape of her neck, with a sunken, thin face and large, startled eyes, which looked prominent from the thinness of her face, was standing among a litter of all sorts of things scattered all over the room, before an open bureau, from which she was taking something.†   (source)
  • Peas, beans, wheat, barley, rye and Indian corn, seemed constantly ripe, while cucumbers, melons, and all sorts of other vegetables grew luxuriantly.†   (source)
  • The rich foliage of the trees, the luxuriant grass diversified with wild flowers, the little green islands in the river, the beds of rushes, the water-lilies floating on the surface of the stream, the distant voices in boats borne musically towards him on the ripple of the water and the evening air, were all expressive of rest.†   (source)
  • Across the upper part of her head she wore a thin fillet of black velvet, restraining the luxuriance of her shady hair, in a way which added much to this class of majesty by irregularly clouding her forehead.†   (source)
  • The reader has seen that this cover was so complete as to deceive two men accustomed to the woods, and who were actually in search of those it concealed; a circumstance that will be easily understood by those who are familiar with the matted and wild luxuriance of a virgin American forest, more especially in a rich soil.†   (source)
  • The country around the lake was well cultivated, for the Mormons are mostly farmers; while ranches and pens for domesticated animals, fields of wheat, corn, and other cereals, luxuriant prairies, hedges of wild rose, clumps of acacias and milk-wort, would have been seen six months later.†   (source)
  • He had retained in their freshness most of his marks of primary pressure; his tone, as his son always noted with pleasure, was that of the more luxuriant parts of New England.†   (source)
  • Tilted on one side of her head she had a small cap of gold-colored silk, embroidered with pearls; while on the other a purple rose mingled its glowing colors with the luxuriant masses of her hair, of which the blackness was so intense that it was tinged with blue.†   (source)
  • In the minor valleys, between the hillocks which diversified the contour of the vale, the fresh young ferns were luxuriantly growing up, ultimately to reach a height of five or six feet.†   (source)
  • We would flee—I would help you to flee,—we would go somewhere, we would seek that spot on earth, where the sun is brightest, the sky the bluest, where the trees are most luxuriant.†   (source)
  • The sordid and ugly luxuriance of gigantic weeds that grew in the angle of the house, and the heavy projection that overshadowed her, and the time-worn framework of the door,—none of these things belonged to her sphere.†   (source)
  • Thus it is, that it often attains its most luxuriant growth in separation and under circumstances of the utmost difficulty; and thus it was, that Nicholas, thinking of nothing but the unknown young lady, from day to day and from hour to hour, began, at last, to think that he was very desperately in love with her, and that never was such an ill-used and persecuted lover as he.†   (source)
  • Nature resumed her attitude of repose, her smiling aspect of peaceful beauty; and soon all traces of the ravages of floods and storms would disappear beneath the luxuriant vegetation of the tropics.†   (source)
  • Huge pomegranate trees, with their glossy leaves and flame-colored flowers, dark-leaved Arabian jessamines, with their silvery stars, geraniums, luxuriant roses bending beneath their heavy abundance of flowers, golden jessamines, lemon-scented verbenum, all united their bloom and fragrance, while here and there a mystic old aloe, with its strange, massive leaves, sat looking like some old enchanter, sitting in weird grandeur among the more perishable bloom and fragrance around it.†   (source)
  • The young man rejoiced that, in the heart of the barren city, he had the privilege of overlooking this spot of lovely and luxuriant vegetation.†   (source)
  • If the village had been beautiful at first it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness.†   (source)
  • Towards the west, in which direction the faces of the party were turned, the eye ranged over an ocean of leaves, glorious and rich in the varied and lively verdure of a generous vegetation, and shaded by the luxuriant tints which belong to the forty-second degree of latitude.†   (source)
  • …society of Mr Rugg, who had a round white visage, as if all his blushes had been drawn out of him long ago, and who had a ragged yellow head like a worn-out hearth broom; and in the society of Miss Rugg, who had little nankeen spots, like shirt buttons, all over her face, and whose own yellow tresses were rather scrubby than luxuriant; Mr Pancks had usually dined on Sundays for some few years, and had twice a week, or so, enjoyed an evening collation of bread, Dutch cheese, and porter.†   (source)
  • "Harkee, old trapper," interrupted Paul, pointing to a little distance, where the ground was drier, and the herbage had, in consequence, been less luxuriant; "just call them two horses.†   (source)
  • Towards the house the chestnut-trees we have before mentioned rose high above the wall, without in any way affecting the growth of other luxuriant shrubs and flowers that eagerly dressed forward to fill up the vacant spaces, as though asserting their right to enjoy the boon of light and air.†   (source)
  • She looked redundant with life, health, and energy; all of which attributes were bound down and compressed, as it were and girdled tensely, in their luxuriance, by her virgin zone.†   (source)
  • For a radius of a hundred miles about Albany, stretched a great fertile land, luxuriant with forests of pine, oak, ash, hickory, and poplar; hot with the sun and damp with the rich black swamp-land; and here the corner-stone of the Cotton Kingdom was laid.†   (source)
  • …now, divested of the brown beaver, the green veil, and the blue curl-papers, and arrayed in all the virgin splendour of a white frock and spencer, with a white muslin bonnet, and an imitative damask rose in full bloom on the inside thereof—her luxuriant crop of hair arranged in curls so tight that it was impossible they could come out by any accident, and her bonnet-cap trimmed with little damask roses, which might be supposed to be so many promising scions of the big rose—to have seen…†   (source)
  • The modest sunflower and hollyhock were depicted as flourishing with great luxuriance on this rustic dwelling, while a quantity of dense smoke issuing from the chimney indicated good cheer within, and also, perhaps, that it had not been lately swept.†   (source)
  • The view from the summit was glorious: luxuriant grass at our feet stretching down the hillside, dotted here and there with shady trees, among which gushed down a sparkling brook, while below lay the rich green forest, with the sea beyond.†   (source)
  • In Egyptian Orient, poetry has like the edifices, grandeur and tranquillity of line; in antique Greece, beauty, serenity, calm; in Christian Europe, the Catholic majesty, the popular naivete, the rich and luxuriant vegetation of an epoch of renewal.†   (source)
  • Our readers must now allow us to transport them again to the enclosure surrounding M. de Villefort's house, and, behind the gate, half screened from view by the large chestnut-trees, which on all sides spread their luxuriant branches, we shall find some people of our acquaintance.†   (source)
  • The birds with their plumage and their notes are in harmony with the flowers, but what youth or maiden conspires with the wild luxuriant beauty of Nature?†   (source)
  • One was short and stocky, powerfully muscled, broad shouldered, robust of limbs, the head squat, the hair black and luxuriant, the mustache heavy, the eyes bright and penetrating, and his whole personality stamped with that southern–blooded zest that, in France, typifies the people of Provence.†   (source)
  • The hop-vine, too, had begun to grow luxuriantly over the sides of the little edifice, and made an interior of verdant seclusion, with innumerable peeps and glimpses into the wider solitude of the garden.†   (source)
  • At length the cavalcade, at whose head rode Middleton and Paul, descended from the elevated plain, on which they had long been journeying, to a luxuriant bottom, that brought them to the level of the village of the Loups.†   (source)
  • We have spoken of Pearl's rich and luxuriant beauty—a beauty that shone with deep and vivid tints, a bright complexion, eyes possessing intensity both of depth and glow, and hair already of a deep, glossy brown, and which, in after years, would be nearly akin to black.†   (source)
  • …very genteel family, having an uncle who collected a water-rate; besides which distinction, the two eldest of her little girls went twice a week to a dancing school in the neighbourhood, and had flaxen hair, tied with blue ribbons, hanging in luxuriant pigtails down their backs; and wore little white trousers with frills round the ankles—for all of which reasons, and many more equally valid but too numerous to mention, Mrs Kenwigs was considered a very desirable person to know, and was…†   (source)
  • …snails that supply the Nautilus with such wonderful dye, spiky periwinkles fifteen centimeters long that rose under the waves like hands ready to grab you, turban snails with shells made of horn and bristling all over with spines, lamp shells, edible duck clams that feed the Hindu marketplace, subtly luminous jellyfish of the species Pelagia panopyra, and finally some wonderful Oculina flabelliforma, magnificent sea fans that fashion one of the most luxuriant tree forms in this ocean.†   (source)
  • Rich tropical vegetation flourished on every side: the tall stately palms, surrounded by luxuriant ferns; brilliant flowers and graceful creepers; the prickly cactus, shooting up amidst them; aloe, jasmine and sweet-scented vanilla; the Indian pea and, above all, the regal pineapple*, loaded the breath of the evening breeze with their rich perfume.†   (source)
  • We have as yet hardly spoken of the infant; that little creature, whose innocent life had sprung, by the inscrutable decree of Providence, a lovely and immortal flower, out of the rank luxuriance of a guilty passion.†   (source)
  • The crops have neither the luxuriance of the richer land nor the signs of neglect so often seen, and there were fences and meadows here and there.†   (source)
  • …of imaginative temperament, while passing by the house, would turn, once and again, and peruse it well: its many peaks, consenting together in the clustered chimney; the deep projection over its basement-story; the arched window, imparting a look, if not of grandeur, yet of antique gentility, to the broken portal over which it opened; the luxuriance of gigantic burdocks, near the threshold; he would note all these characteristics, and be conscious of something deeper than he saw.†   (source)
  • When I see on the one side the inert bank—for the sun acts on one side first—and on the other this luxuriant foliage, the creation of an hour, I am affected as if in a peculiar sense I stood in the laboratory of the Artist who made the world and me—had come to where he was still at work, sporting on this bank, and with excess of energy strewing his fresh designs about.†   (source)
  • In the little valleys, which, in the regular formation of the land, occurred at every mile of their progress, the view was bounded, on two of the sides, by the gradual and low elevations, which gave name to the description of prairie we have mentioned; while on the others, the meagre prospect ran off in long, narrow, barren perspectives, but slightly relieved by a pitiful show of coarse, though somewhat luxuriant vegetation.†   (source)
  • But the little brother, like those young trees which deceive the gardener's hopes and turn obstinately to the quarter whence they receive sun and air, the little brother did not grow and did not multiply, but only put forth fine bushy and luxuriant branches on the side of laziness, ignorance, and debauchery.†   (source)
  • Spreading trees spring from a prodigal luxuriance of undergrowth; great dark green shadows fade into the black background, until all is one mass of tangled semi-tropical foliage, marvellous in its weird savage splendor.†   (source)
  • Would he not suddenly sink into the earth, leaving a barren and blasted spot, where, in due course of time, would be seen deadly nightshade, dogwood, henbane, and whatever else of vegetable wickedness the climate could produce, all flourishing with hideous luxuriance?†   (source)
  • It is now filled with the smooth sumach (Rhus glabra), and one of the earliest species of goldenrod (Solidago stricta) grows there luxuriantly.†   (source)
  • Flowering creepers overhung the balconies and pillars; while shrubs and trees, both native and European, grew luxuriantly in groves of our planting.†   (source)
  • The chimneys of the houses, the battlements of the walls, the faceted gables of the roofs, the spire of the Augustines, the tower of Nesle, all these projections which broke the profile of the colossal obelisk added to the illusion by displaying in eccentric fashion to the eye the indentations of a luxuriant and fantastic sculpture.†   (source)
  • On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter A. It was so artistically done, and with so much fertility and gorgeous luxuriance of fancy, that it had all the effect of a last and fitting decoration to the apparel which she wore, and which was of a splendour in accordance with the taste of the age, but greatly beyond what was allowed by the sumptuary regulations of the colony.†   (source)
  • The sumach (Rhus glabra) grew luxuriantly about the house, pushing up through the embankment which I had made, and growing five or six feet the first season.†   (source)
  • We quickly tied the legs of the birds, and removing the eggs from the nest, placed them in Ernest's hat; while he gathered some of the long, broad grass, with which the nest was woven, and which grew luxuriantly around, for Franz to play at sword-drill with.†   (source)
  • But soon finding it impossible to force our way through the tall strong grass which grew in dense luxuriance higher than the children's heads, we turned towards the open beach on our left, and following it we reached a point much nearer the little wood, when, quitting the strand, we made towards it.†   (source)
  • The remainder was shut off by knolls of old trees, or luxuriant plantations, and the steep woody hills rising behind, to give it shelter, were beautiful even in the leafless month of March.†   (source)
  • …split and sweetwood burning bright
    wafted a cloud of fragrance down the island.
    Deep inside she sang, the goddess Calypso, lifting
    her breathtaking voice as she glided back and forth
    before her loom, her golden shuttle weaving.
    Thick, luxuriant woods grew round the cave,
    alders and black poplars, pungent cypress too,
    and there birds roosted, folding their long wings,
    owls and hawks and the spread-beaked ravens of the sea,
    black skimmers who make their living off the…†   (source)
  • Few pumpkins, however, could boast such a luxuriant growth of beard, nor such a pair of bright blue eyes.†   (source)
  • They had done a beautiful job, and the primrose yellow silk fitted my torso like a glove, with deep folds rolling back over the shoulders and falling behind in panels that flowed into the luxuriant drape of the full skirt.†   (source)
  • …Athena's gift to them beyond all others—
    a genius for lovely work, and a fine mind too.
    Outside the courtyard, fronting the high gates,
    a magnificent orchard stretches four acres deep
    with a strong fence running round it side-to-side.
    Here luxuriant trees are always in their prime,
    pomegranates and pears, and apples glowing red,
    succulent figs and olives swelling sleek and dark.
    And the yield of all these trees will never flag or die,
    neither in winter nor in summer, a harvest…†   (source)
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