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trumpet tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trumpet tree tropical American tree with large peltate leaves and hollow stems
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trumpet tree (Bot) See Trumpetwood.
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Usage

In literature:

My pen and the trumpet-flowers, And Washington's armies away over the smoke-tree to the Southwest.
"Men, Women and Ghosts" by Amy Lowell
On the way to them we saw beautiful wild trumpet-creepers in blossom, festooning the trees.
"On Horseback" by Charles Dudley Warner
As the great beast was tearing around, trumpeting shrilly and breaking off trees Mr. Durban fired.
"Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle" by Victor Appleton
As they neared the large withered tree in the centre of the brake, the elephant curled up his trunk and trumpeted.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
The blowing of trumpets, the purling of streams, the swaying of trees, in primal figures, all breathe the spirit of Bohemia.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
See, there is the trumpet vine, and the candy tree and the dolly flowers.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
One morning all the elephants came up to the tree in which I was and trumpeted dreadfully.
"Favorite Fairy Tales" by Logan Marshall
In a few seconds the remainder of the herd came up, surrounding the tree and all trumpeting together.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
While we were thus pleasantly engaged, a sonorous trumpet sound was heard behind the clump of small trees near us.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
I have cut into some dozens of the trumpet trees, and never could find one that was not tenanted by ants.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
The elephant then, taking my uncle's cap which had fallen off, trampled it under foot, going round and round the tree and trumpeting loudly.
"Adventures in Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
A cecropia, or trumpet tree, pages 309-311.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
Once again the elephant trumpeted, and broke forward with a lurch that sent the trees crashing down around him.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
You come 'gain when I leab de signal fo' yon on de trumpet-tree.
"The Maroon" by Mayne Reid
On one occasion we heard them trumpeting and crashing through the trees.
"By Veldt and Kopje" by William Charles Scully
This was the cecropia or trumpet tree, falsely appearing firm and solid stemmed, but quite dominant in the neglected tangle.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
Then Mis' Tree spoke up, clear and crisp; she never hollered, she no need, her voice carried like a trumpet.
"Mrs. Tree's Will" by Laura E. Richards
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In poetry:

Let the bird of loudest lay
On the sole Arabian tree
Herald sad and trumpet be,
To whose sound chaste wings obey.
"The Phoenix And The Turtle" by William Shakespeare
Last year I heard the songs of birds,
And heard the trumpets of the bees.
I caught the winding river’s words,
And clutched at leaves of trees.
"The Change" by Leon Gellert
A leg as long as trees,
This inward sir,
Mister and master, darkness for his eyes,
The womb-eyed, cries,
And all sweet hell, deaf as an hour's ear,
Blasts back the trumpet voice.
"How Soon The Servant Sun" by Dylan Thomas
PUFF, puff, puff. How the trumpets blow
All you little boys and girls come and see the show.
One–two–three, the Cat runs up the tree;
But the little Bird he flies away–
"She hasn't got me!"
"Street Show" by Kate Greenaway

In news:

An elephant trumpets wildly, breaks a chain holding it to a tree, and flees to higher ground — just before a massive tsunami crashes ashore, drowning hundreds of thousands of people.
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