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Flower-fence

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flower-fence (Bot) A tropical leguminous bush (Poinciana pulcherrimaorCæsalpinia, pulcherrima) with prickly branches, and showy yellow or red flowers; -- so named from its having been sometimes used for hedges in the West Indies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flower-fence A West Indian name for the Cæsalpinia pulcherrima, a large-flowered leguminous shrub sometimes used for hedges. Also called flower-pride and Barbadospride.
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Usage

In literature:

Obediently I took the flowers out and flung them over the fence.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
The cottage was a small affair, with a pretty flower garden in front of it, and a whitewashed fence around it.
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
I should not like her jumping over the fence into the flower-beds.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
In the pasture lot and fence corners near the house, meadow flowers began to star the green.
"Judith of the Cumberlands" by Alice MacGowan
Small, trim flower-plats are seen fenced in, adjoining the dwellings.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
You could drape him with pretty flowers, but underneath there would always be the iron fence.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
I tripped over a wire fence cuttin' a corner an' fell into a flower-bed.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
All along the fence in front of Winwood's house were vigorous bushes in full flower.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 3" by Various
In front lay a little fenced-in garden, full of blooming flowers.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
While buffalo broke down his fence and destroyed his garden and flowers, he could not bring himself to kill them.
"Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences" by Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Fido trotted leisurely down to the fence-corner and asked the flower if she had seen the little boy that morning.
"A Little Book of Profitable Tales" by Eugene Field
She talked about the flowers in the grass, and Rose ran to and fro, climbing fences to pick all sorts that she knew.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly" by Hamlin Garland
One day old Rubens came along, and leaning idly over the front fence, began a farmer's chat with Jason, who was digging among the flowers.
"The Cassowary" by Stanley Waterloo
It had a garden with flowers and apple-trees, with a neat lattice fence around it.
"The Norwegian Fairy Book" by Clara Stroebe
An iron fence surrounded a beautiful lawn bordered by flowers in front of the house.
"Frédérique; vol. 2" by Charles Paul de Kock
On a Sunday noon in April there are always flower lovers hanging over the low fences, and gazing at the welcome early blooms.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
It is roughly inclosed by a board fence, and has not a shrub or a flower to disguise its terrible significance.
"Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier" by Frances Fuller Victor
The old reserve clung to her and fenced her secret in, as the prickles of a cactus-hedge may fence in the magnolia's flowers of snow.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
I caught sight of some flowers, just inside the barbed wire fencing the track, that were fairer than any I had yet gathered for my vases.
"Prairie Gold" by Various
It is alongside the fence, and especially about the corner, that the wild flowers bloom.
"Life in a Railway Factory" by Alfred Williams
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In poetry:

I stared at the unfolding road,
Beneath the shadow of grand oaks, -
Such a familiar old road,
Surrounded by flower fence.
"The Road" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
'The rose of Sharon, king of flowers,
Is fenced with prickles round:
Queen of the vale, the lily fair
Among the thorns is found.
"A Tale" by John Logan
Folk who let their daughters grow
Without achieving a husband
Might easily forget to fence their garden,
Or let their radishes grow flower and rank
When they could eat them ripe and tender.
"The Gao Flower" by Edward Powys Mathers
I drink wine by the eastern fence in the yellow dusk.
Now a dark fragrance fills my sleeves and makes me spin.
The bamboo blinds sway in the west wind.
And I am even thinner than a yellow flower.
"Tz'u No. 18" by Li Ching Chao
I was a western bushman born and bred,
And so I loved the cattle, as men do
Whose life is to the dusty sandhills wed,
Whose world is bounded by a fence of blue;
Yet one flower nearer to my heart I wore —
The baby laughter of a child of four.
"The Overlander" by William Henry Ogilvie
All through the centuries Man has gathered his flower, and fenced it,
--Infinite strife to attain; infinite struggle to keep,--
Holding his treasure awhile, all Fate and all forces against it,
Knowing it his no more, if ever his vigilance sleep.
"Reverie Of Ormuz The Persian" by Laurence Hope

In news:

The kumanda yvyra'i ("little bean tree s" in Guaraní, the local dialect) I planted last summer as a living fence and green manure have finally begun to flower.
The kumanda yvyra'i ("little bean trees" in Guaraní, the local dialect) I planted last summer as a living fence and green manure have finally begun to flower.
"Good fences make good neighbors" - the old saying doesn't hold true for the controversial barrier that Gauthier's Saranac Lake Inn erected on Lake Flower Avenue and is now in the process of removing.
When Jackson Cannon was growing up in Virginia, he would suck the nectar out of the honeysuckle flowers that grew on the long fence across from his house.
Trumpet vine is ultraeasy to grow and quickly covers walls, fences, or other structures with a curtain of green leaves and bright flowers.
Once a week, the host of "The Victory Garden " takes television viewers behind the fence and into his garden to provide hands-on tips on how to have blooming flowers and thriving vegetables.
How-to instruction on how to install, upgrade, and maintain yard and garden elements, including lawns, flower beds, trees and shrubs, fences, patios, and more.
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