• WordNet 3.6
    • adj arboreal inhabiting or frequenting trees "arboreal apes"
    • adj arboreal resembling a tree in form and branching structure "arborescent coral found off the coast of Bermuda","dendriform sponges"
    • adj arboreal of or relating to or formed by trees "an arborous roof"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Arboreal Attached to, found in or upon, or frequenting, woods or trees; as, arboreal animals. "Woodpeckers are eminently arboreal ."
    • Arboreal Of or pertaining to a tree, or to trees; of nature of trees.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • arboreal Pertaining to or of the nature of trees.
    • arboreal Living on or among trees; inhabiting or frequenting forests.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Arboreal of tree-like character
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  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.”


In literature:

It is an arboreal lazaret, a venereal clinic.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
We seated ourselves in a shady arbor, where the doctor entertained us further with an account of his religious belief.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
After reaching my room I found that I had left my cloak in the arbor.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
The four years in Ann Arbor were very busy ones.
"Notable Women Of Modern China" by Margaret E. Burton
When she had kissed them, the three sat down in the arbor; for it was a fine, sunny morning, and not cold.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
Throughout the Rodent tribe we find everywhere aquatic, terrestrial, and arboreal forms.
"Darwinism (1889)" by Alfred Russel Wallace
So standing, it drifted idly into his mind that yonder arbor must be very wet to-night, and the cinder sidewalk out here much drier.
"Bylow Hill" by George Washington Cable
Here, over this green arbor bending, See what a vine!
"Faust" by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The garden was a snug little place; a few peach-trees and arbor-vines and vegetables, and tables and chairs on the brick walk.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
The prosimii, or "half apes," including the lemurs, are nearly all arboreal forms.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
Occasional archways of green led down dim arbors to new enchantments.
"The Story of Versailles" by Francis Loring Payne
To reach it he had to traverse a little walk shaded by a vineclad arbor.
"Mob Rule in New Orleans" by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
There was a round table here made of birchwood that just fitted nicely into the octagonal arbor, encircled by birch seats.
"Kit of Greenacre Farm" by Izola Forrester
The branches are supported by a train or arbor, and extend out about fifty feet on all sides.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864" by Various
But come, I do not much like this arbor somehow.
"Jane Sinclair; Or, The Fawn Of Springvale The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
Grace was alone in the arbor, in her favorite hammock, with a book, when Notely came up.
"Vesty of the Basins" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
After the war some started a nigger school and a brush-arbor church for niggers.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
But the change of mind came only with the springing up of the young man in the adjoining arbor.
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
But his heart was in his work at Ann Arbor, and thither he always returned despite flattering temptations to enter diplomatic life.
"The University of Michigan" by Wilfred Shaw
From a covert of arbor-vitae they looked directly up the creek and through the archway.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston

In poetry:

The sleek Brazilian jaguar
Does not in its arboreal gloom
Distil so rank a feline smell
As Grishkin in a drawing-room.
"Whispers Of Immortality" by T S Eliot
What Moorish ceiling e'er excelled
This arbor, roofed with cups of gold?
What Eastern casket ever held
The perfume which their leaves unfold?
"In My Pergola" by John Lawson Stoddard
In a woodbine arbor, a perfumed place,
A slim girl sits with a happy face;
Her bonnet by her, a sunbeam lies
On her lovely hair, in her earnest eyes.
"The Road Home" by Madison Julius Cawein
Between the leaves in his latticed arbor
He sees the sky, as they flutter and turn,
While moor'd like boats in a golden harbor
The fleets of feathery cloudlets burn.
"At One Again" by Jean Ingelow
Often in my arbor shady
I fall thinking of that lady
And the pranks she used to play;
And I'm cheered--for all we sages
Joy when from those distant ages
Lydia dances down our way.
"Lydia Dick" by Eugene Field
Wines of the wild grape hang from colonnades
whose broken shafts lie round the fountains rim.
Blossoming roses climb the balustrades
and over garden paths the arbors trim
prolong their close arcades.
"Elysian Landscape" by Clark Ashton Smith

In news:

Marcello Truzzi, a sociologist whose research interests included parapsychology, flying saucers and witchcraft, died on Sunday at his home in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ann Arbor, MI — April 13, 2007 — People should not shy away from globalization but harness it to the benefit of all, says business guru and Ross School professor C.K.
In a campus visit Friday morning, President Obama outlined his plans to keep college tuition costs in check, getting a wildly enthusiastic response at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
HARD TAIL FOREVER Contour Rolldown Waist Pant, Hard Tail, $59, Bivouac Ann Arbor.
View full size Motoya Nakamura/The Oregonian The Arbor Oaks development takes shape in Bethany.
PPL Electric Utilities Gets Tree Line USA Award From Arbor Day Foundation.
I love rebar in the garden, as trellises , arbors, plant stakes, what have you.
Canandaigua Wine Co. Has unexpectedly moved its $10-15 million Arbor Mist account from Trone Advertising to Partners & Shevack here.
A protestor holds up an anti-abortion sign in Ann Arbor, Mich. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images.
And the Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor.
AP File Photo Whether you love him, hate him, or just want to see how things turn out in Ann Arbor, it's likely you've made up your mind about Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez.
The Johnny Varro Swing 7 Ring Dem Bells Arbors Records.
Ann Arbor a Plug-In Electric Vehicle Leader.
Ann Arbor Referral - n/a.
Ann Arbor -based Arotech Corp.

In science:

Orwant, Prisoner’s Dilemma: A Study in Conflict and Cooperation (University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1965). 2. M. Deutsch, Socially relevant science: reflections on some studies of interpersonal conflict. Am.
The Interactive Minority Game: a Web-based investigation of human market interactions
My thinking about such a facility has evolved over a period of several years, starting with a workshop in June 2000 in Glen Arbor, Lake Michigan that I helped organize.
The Physics Case for an e^+ e^- Super B-Factory
Glashow, “A Neutrino Free Universe, Proceedings of Grand Unification, Ann Arbor, ed. J.
Concluding Remarks/Summary
Labeling of total RNA, chip hybridization, and scanning of oligonucleotide microarrays are carried out at independent sites (University of California, Irvine; University of California, Davis; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
Feynman, The Principle of Least Action in Quantum Mechanics (Princeton University Press, Ann Arbor, 1942; University Microfilms Publication No. 2948); R.P.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
Blickle, The intersection homology D-module in finite characteristic , PhD dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001. M. P.
An excellent F-pure ring of prime characteristic has a big tight closure test element
Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Exploring Peer Review in the Computer Science Classroom
Kaplansky, Infinite abelian groups, U. of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1954.
"Maps preserving the spectrum of generalized Jordan product of operators", and its "Addendum"
Stubbs: Potent elements and tight closure in Artinian modules, ProQuest LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008, Thesis (Ph.D.)–University of Michigan. S.
A survey of test ideals
Blickle, The intersection homology D-module in finite characteristic , PhD dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001. M.
Big tight closure test elements for some non-reduced excellent rings
Biedenharn, paper to symposium ”Group Theory and Special Symmetries in Nuclear Physics,” Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 1991.
SU3 isoscalar factors
Invited review presented at the XIX Physics in Collision, Ann Arbor (USA), June 1999.
Charm Overview
Davenport, Analytic methods for Diophantine equations and Diophantine inequalities, Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor Publishers (1962).
Addendum: Level Spacings for Integrable Quantum Maps in Genus Zero
Holland, Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems (University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1975).
A comparison of extremal optimization with flat-histogram dynamics for finding spin-glass ground states
Topological contact dynamics I, II, in preparation, 2011. [M¨ul08] Stefan M¨uller, The group of Hamiltonian homeomorphisms and topological symplectic topology, ProQuest LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008, Thesis (Ph.D.)–The University of Wisconsin - Madison.
A note on the volume flux of smooth and continuous strictly contact isotopies