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verdancy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n verdancy the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Verdancy The quality or state of being verdant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n verdancy The state or quality of being verdant; greenness.
    • n verdancy Rawness; inexperience; liability to be deceived: as, the verdancy of youth.
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Usage

In literature:

She was playing a game; she was not simply taking pity on his aesthetic verdancy.
"The American" by Henry James
Where the water is still, it is beautifully colored and shadowed with the surrounding verdancy and flickering light and motion.
"Gala-days" by Gail Hamilton
Wearily did he pass some of his time amidst the verdancy of the woods.
"The Hunted Outlaw" by Anonymous
You know, perhaps, that two sophomores took advantage of her verdancy and hazed her.
"Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
This member of a well-known family of early spring flowers is desirable, for its neat habit and verdancy.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
In their infant verdancy they will probably look upon it as a great honor.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
Thus the term "adobe," the sun-dried brick, as applied to a man, signifies vealiness and verdancy.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
The garden is a bath of verdancy and coolness even upon the most torrid day.
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
It was a restful verdancy which spoke of frequent rains, of cool days and of cooler nights.
"The Triumph of Virginia Dale" by John Francis, Jr.
He shook his head sorrowfully, for I think the verdancy of my youth appealed to him.
"A Tatter of Scarlet" by S. R. Crockett
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In poetry:

When the last good tree has withered
In an arid, rainless clime,
Then the weary soul who blithered
Of the verdancy of Time
Will grow restless in his grave,
While his baulked descendants rave.
"In Time" by C J Dennis

In news:

The carpet — consisting of some 24,000 potted pansies, with lettuce plants providing verdancy — was installed April 7.
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