• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fig-tree the tree which produces figs
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. figue—L. ficus, a fig.


In literature:

And most people say that the fig tree has no blossom, the fruit coming right out of the branch.
"A Truthful Woman in Southern California" by Kate Sanborn
A small fig tree grew below the mouth of the cave.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
One discovered that, by tying a bull to a fig tree, the animal, though of a furious nature, instantly became subdued.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
We camped at last in a great grove of fig-trees near the sea.
"With Our Army in Palestine" by Antony Bluett
The solemn treaty that bound the Sioux to keep to the north of the Platte stood sole sentinel over his vine and fig tree.
"Warrior Gap" by Charles King
Here and there are palm or other evergreen trees, and in the low ground round the wadi are numerous fig trees.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
I was the barren fig tree, fit only to be cut down.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
Those of the Dumar or fig-tree clan say that their first ancestor was born under this tree.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
The banyans here are called wild fig-trees, which they really are, wherever they grow.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
The fig-tree is distributed over the whole world wherever the heat is sufficient.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin

In poetry:

The wee bit son o' man Zacchay
To see the Maister seekit;
He speilt a fig-tree, bauld an' shy,
An' sae his shortness ekit.
"Godly Ballants" by George MacDonald
The Poet gathers fruit from every tree,
Yea, grapes from thorns and figs from thistles he.
Pluck'd by his hand, the basest weed that grows
Towers to a lily, reddens to a rose.
"Epigrams" by William Watson
O Strange Land, thou art virgin! Thou art more
Than fig-tree barren! Would that I could paint
For other's eyes the glory of the shore
Where last I saw thee; but the senses faint.
"Western Australia" by John Boyle O Reilly
If under means of grace,
No gracious fruits appear;
It is a dreadful case,
Though God may long forbear:
At length he'll strike the threatened blow,
And lay the barren fig-tree low.
"The Barren Fig-Tree" by John Newton
The under gard'ner grieves,
In vain his strength he spends,
For heaps of useless leaves,
Afford him small amends:
He hears the Lord his will make known,
To cut the barren fig-trees down.
"The Barren Fig-Tree" by John Newton
"O Lord, that didst smother mankind in thy flood,
The sun is as sackcloth, the moon is as blood,
The stars fall to earth as untimely are cast
The figs from the fig-tree that shakes in the blast!
""Choose You This Day Whom Ye Will Serve"" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

The Fig Tree Cafe & Bakery.
It's almost Thanksgiving, and you know what that means -- time to wrap the fig tree .
The Fig Tree Restaurant on the River Walk, 515 Villita, is offering a special tasting menu, A Taste of Provence, now through August.
Being under the fig tree is a Hebrew idiom for peace, the Messianic Kingdom.
The tireless tradition of the family fig tree .
The first fig trees were brought to America from Spain in 1520.
Protecting Fig Trees from Cold and Best Wood Chopping Tool.
We've been trying to find the best way to protect a fig tree for winter and our latest approach using leaves as an insulating barrier is looking like an effective solution.
My grandmother had a row of tree-size fig bushes in her backyard, and my brother and I would sit under them for hours, eating our fill of fresh figs through the summer months.
Cherry trees are one of the fruit-bearing trees that grow well in the DC region along with pears, figs, apples and peaches.
Muzychko has been growing and selling fig trees and figs since 2001 and he will present a slide show demonstrating his unique growing method for fig trees which usually grow in subtropical climates.
I have two fig trees that produce figs profusely – figs galore.
Figs that do not ripen are usually produced on seedling trees, according to the UC master gardeners.
I've had the tree for 15 years, but when the figs arrive, it still seems like a miracle.
12-14 tells us Jesus cursed a fig tree that had no figs .

In science:

FIG. 8: Satisfiability probability of maximum spanning trees versus µ.
Simplifying Random Satisfiability Problem by Removing Frustrating Interactions
FIG. 9: Satisfiability probability of maximum spanning trees for a few problem sizes.
Simplifying Random Satisfiability Problem by Removing Frustrating Interactions
FIG. 11: Degree distribution of variable nodes in satisfiable and random spanning trees.
Simplifying Random Satisfiability Problem by Removing Frustrating Interactions
Fig. 10. L = 3 mutually-avoiding random trees on a random sphere or traversing a random disk.
Conformal Random Geometry
Examples of elementary trees are shown in Fig. 4.11 (right) The elementary trees can be combined to form a full tree as shown in Fig. 4.11(bottom).
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC