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  • Whether the admiral carried an olive branch or a sword was unclear.†   (source)
  • Despite Rowan's recent madness, he would still extend an olive branch.†   (source)
  • I hold up my hands in a gesture of surrender, and then hold out my hand—an olive branch.†   (source)
  • It was shaped like a great big boat with waves lapping at the front and a dove sitting up on the mast with something in its mouth, an olive branch, we presumed, like God's promise to Noah, but Seymore said no, he believed Mr. Fred meant for it to be a flag of some sort but it was hard to chisel it upright that way; arthritis often had his right arm aching if he held it up for too long.†   (source)
  • It was an olive branch.†   (source)
  • I saw my open spot for the olive branch and curtsied before placing my offering at the king's feet, deliberately looking at anything in the room other than him.†   (source)
  • Such was the support for Dickinson and the Olive Branch Petition that Adams and his colleagues were left no choice but to acquiesce.†   (source)
  • "And now, my dear friend," declared Rush to Adams "permit me again to suggest to you to receive the olive branch offered to you by the hand of a man who still loves you."†   (source)
  • Now, at about eleven o'clock, he lay aside the olive branch in a manner that none of the three members of Congress, or anyone, could have imagined, or that any of those present at Kips Bay would ever forget.†   (source)
  • I guess the branch is an olive branch?†   (source)
  • When, in September, an emissary from the Continental Congress at Philadelphia, Richard Penn, arrived in London with an "Olive Branch Petition" in hand, expressing loyalty to the Crown and requesting, in effect, that the King find a way to reconciliation, George III refused to have anything to do with it.†   (source)
  • Like many other delegates, he had been infuriated by Congress's humble petition of July 8, 1775, the so-called Olive Branch Petition, that had been Dickinson'smajor contribution.†   (source)
  • As was remarked at the time, the speech bore a strong resemblance to the American eagle, an olive branch in one talon, and in the other the "emblems of defense."†   (source)
  • In the image of the American eagle, he still clutched both olive branch and arrows, even if, on occasion in his public poses, his head, unlike the eagle's, was turned to the arrows.†   (source)
  • He saw her ridiculous olive branch, her clumsiness and silly clothes.†   (source)
  • They were in white cloth, of gold tissue, and the Queen, no longer young or lovely, carried her olive branch ungracefully.†   (source)
  • The shield was flanked, on the right by an olive branch, on the left by a deer's antlers.†   (source)
  • The general had turned up in the bosom of his family two or three days before, but not, as usual, with the olive branch of peace in his hand, not in the garb of penitence—in which he was usually clad on such occasions—but, on the contrary, in an uncommonly bad temper.†   (source)
  • It was a triangular billet, on pink paper, and sealed with a dove and an olive branch, and a profusion of light blue sealing wax, and it was written in a very large, though undecided female hand.†   (source)
  • "Well, my dear, so you took the olive branch?" inquired Countess Lidia Ivanovna, as soon as she came into the room.†   (source)
  • Old Corynaeus compass'd thrice the crew, And dipp'd an olive branch in holy dew; Which thrice he sprinkled round, and thrice aloud Invok'd the dead, and then dismissed the crowd.†   (source)
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