• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sweet-bay the laurel (Laurus nobilis)
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  • Desiderius Erasmus
    “They take unbelievable pleasure in the hideous blast of the hunting horn and baying of the hounds. Dogs dung smells sweet as cinnamon to them.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swéte; Ger. süsz, Gr. hēdys, L. suavis, sweet, Sans. svad, to taste.


In literature:

Children dear, was it yesterday We heard the sweet bells over the bay?
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Various
Winterbottom Road unrolled itself into a white length of half-laid dust, between blown, sweet-smelling bay-clumps and boulder-filled meadows.
"The Happy Venture" by Edith Ballinger Price
It's made from the leaves of the sweet bay tree, which grows on all these islands and all over this country.
"Dick in the Everglades" by A. W. Dimock
Bowman was held at bay with sweet expressions of gratitude for the pleasant entertainment.
"The Mystery of Mary" by Grace Livingston Hill
North and south dunes glimmered; and the hot fragrance of sweet-bay mingled with the mounting savour of the sea.
"The Firing Line" by Robert W. Chambers
We heard the sweet bells over the bay?
"The Children's Garland from the Best Poets" by Various
Everywhere grow in all their vigor the bitter-sweet and rose-bay.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
We heard the sweet bells over the bay?
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
After Jericho and another sweet place called East Norwich we came close to Oyster Bay.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Stew it in half a pint of water, a glass of white wine, a bunch of sweet herbs, an onion, and a bay leaf.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton

In poetry:

What had she in those dreary hours,
Within her ice-rimmed bay,
In common with the wild-wood flowers,
The first sweet smiles of May?
"The Mayflowers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I can readily cite you an instance
Where a lovely young lady of Breem,
Who was tender and sweet,
And delicious to eat,
Fell into the bay with a scream.
"The Rhyme Of The Chivalrous Shark" by Wallace Irwin
One ruby, amid a diamond spray of stars,
The coast light flashes;
The tide plashes,
Across a mile of bay-sweet land the moon
Comes soon:
She has lost half of her lustre and looks old.
"Finitude" by Cale Young Rice
For poor though love that doth not rouse
To deeds of glory dreaming brows,
What but a bitter sweet
Is loftiest fame, unless it lay
The soldier's sword, the poet's bay,
Low at some loved one's feet?
"At Vaucluse" by Alfred Austin
Yes! sweet it were, with you for guide,
To float across that dimpling tide,
And, on its farther shore,
To prove if Venus still holds sway,
And, wandering with you round the bay,
Tempt back one's youth once more.
"At Shelley’s House At Lerici" by Alfred Austin
Time's waves that roll so swift and fleet
Have borne you far from me, my sweet,
Have borne you to a sunny bay,
Where brightest sunshine gilds your way,
Do these words ever dim your sky--
Sweetheart, good-by, sweetheart, good-by?
"Good-By" by Marietta Holley

In news:

The sunny brutalism of Rancid's East Bay ska-thrash has lost nary a step and their ethical-emotional rigor is as sweet as it is pure.
Joel Culberson, right, who started the group Fort Smith Citizens for Automated Trash Collection, talks with fellow supporter Cecil Greene of Fort Smith about a petition in July at Sweet Bay Coffee.
The Bay Area is just beginning to discover sweet red, and it is seeing explosive growth - 30 times higher this year than last.
Three candidates are vying for an open seat in the East Bay, and incumbent Lynette Sweet is facing three challengers, including ex-Port Commissioner Margaret Gordon.
This Chesapeake Bay staple is creamy, sweet and savory.
Set up sweet and low key along a super swath of Lake Michigan and Betsie Bay shoreline with an old-fashioned Main Street to boot, this historic harbor town doesn't lie.
1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced 8 oz baby portabellas, quartered 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups whole grain penne pasta 1/2 cup sweet pepper bruschetta topping 12 oz bay scallops (thawed.
Bay scallops 4 large sweet tomatoes cup red onion, chopped 1 tsp.
The sweet, plump Morro Bay oysters, with just a spritz of lemon, are addictively bracing.
The Green Bay Phoenix women head to Dallas this weekend for Sunday's Sweet 16 matchup with Baylor.