• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rise-wood small wood cut for hedging
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hrís; Ger. reis.


In literature:

The banks of the Clyde from Lanerk to the Falls rise immediately from the river; they are lofty and steep, and covered with wood.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
The dreadful mists were already rising fast when I went down through the woods to the beach.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
He went on and on till at last he saw once more a smoke rising up out of the wood.
"Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales" by Anonymous
Back of the fence, the woods on a gently rising hillside are turning red.
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
On either hand are meadows and cornfields, with bits of wood, and the Welsh hills rise in the distance.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The railway winds round the sides of green and wooded hills, rising with each curve till it is some height above the city.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
On either side of the valley rise up steep mountain-slopes with wild woods and rough pathways.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
The spirit that governs the pulp of the wood and the sap to rise took pity on Ponchontas.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
An' I stood an' watched her an' she turned off up the rise into the woods.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
The house stood at the foot of a wooded rise, and its long white front showed up against a dark background of trees.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Archibald Marshall
The situation is very beautiful, pine-wooded hills rising sharply behind the city, while several islands stud the fjord.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
We were walking as we talked, and by this time had reached the brow of a wooded rise which commanded an uninterrupted prospect of the ocean.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
The wooded hills, bleak here and there with granite ledges, rise beyond.
"Strangers and Wayfarers" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Rising hurriedly, he produced horrid little figures of clay or wood, actual idols, found and confiscated, not without opposition.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
At the same moment the Indian, who has been keeping his eyes on the woods, sees a form rise out of the earth among the shadows.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
On the right of its entrance a well-wooded hammock rises from the marsh, and is called Page Island.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
Behind the harbour the houses rise picturesquely on gentle wooded slopes, and numerous villas adorn the vicinity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
I have fields and woods beyond the boundary post, and this has given rise to a thousand and one annoyances.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
And, rising to repel or to subdue, Is it by rocks and woods that man prevails?
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
In a moment the distant natives were seen to rise from the grass and to run at full speed back towards the wood.
"The Young Colonists" by G.A. Henty

In poetry:

Where the corn-lands' pleasant tillage,
Over-waves the graceful hill,
And a wood-embosomed village,
"A Song For May" by Ernest Jones
I grope about the pathless wood;
I tread along the boundless plain;
And with the wind's capricious mood,
I sink and rise upon the main.
"The Wanderer" by Mathilde Blind
Come forth, and bring with thee a mind
That rises to the poet's mood;
And leave the village far behind,
And spend an hour within the wood;
"Summer Invocation" by Alexander Anderson
And Shaw-park, gilt wi' e'ening's ray;
And Embro's castle, distant grey;
Wi' Alva, screen'd near Aichil brae,
'Mang grove and bower!
And rich Clackmannan, rising gay,
Wi' woods and tower;
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill
I had past years where the green wood
Makes twilight of the noon,
And I had watch'd the silver flood
Kiss'd by the rising moon;
And gazed upon the clear midnight
In all its luxury of light.
"The Troubadour. Canto 2" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Or hast thou heard the sounds that rise
From the deep chambers of the earth?
The wild and wondrous melodies
To which the ancient rocks gave birth?
—Like that sweet song of hidden caves
Shall swell those wood-notes o'er the waves.
"The Isle Of Founts" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

A dark, black column of smoke was rising from the area as a swift-moving grass fire spread into a wooded area.
It includes large pastures, wooded areas, a couple ponds and an 8,000 square foot home on a rise at the end of long, winding, gated driveway.
Tiger Woods' $100 Million Winnings: Or Globalisation And Rising Inequality.
Were you to clear the spruce woods that rise behind them, leaving open space on either side, what remained would be called hedgerows .
And Mrs Thomas R Mathis of Ringgold, Mr and Mrs Richard Sabine of Chatsworth and Mrs Marcy Griffin of Baxley proudly announce the marriage of their children, Rachel and Nathan on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at General Woods Inn of Rising Fawn.
The Navarre Beach Fishing Pier is constructed with wood panels that are designed to blow out if the water level rises.
With rising energy costs and Winter weather still periodically sweeping across the country, it might be a good time to consider a wood burning stove.
McIlroy rises, Woods falls at PGA Championship.
Above his head were the trusses and beams of a new barn, a skeleton of wood rising up from the grave of 22 show horses.
Woods, Swafford lead rises for Meigs County.
Woods, Swafford lead rises for Meigs County .
Woods, Swafford lead rises for Meigs County.
Nate Appleman, right, a James Beard Rising Star Award-winning chef with Chipotle shows Tatiana Perea and Ryan Hart some chorizo meatballs cooked in a wood stove.
The North Haven Village Board will consider adopting a new law next Tuesday, April 5 that would lay the groundwork for a cell phone tower to rise up in the heavily wooded village.
Michail Carter was 13 years old this past spring when Georgia assistant head coach Rodney Garner stopped by Jackson High School to check out rising seniors Jay Woods and Justin Akins.