bay tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bay tree small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bay tree A species of laurel. (Laurus nobilis).
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Usage

In literature:

The ground rose slightly from the head of the bay, and on the lower portion grew a grove of cocoa-nut trees loaded with fruit.
"The Voyage of the "Steadfast"" by W.H.G. Kingston
The leaves and the bunches of swelling fruit hid her from sight of the highway, overshadowed at that point by a great bay tree.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
Had an Indian bent his bow and shot at a bear that had stood at bay backed up against this tree?
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
They gained cover of these trees, and turned at bay.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
He had certainly flourished on his idleness like a green bay tree!
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
You'll flourish like a green bay tree.
"The Faith Healer" by William Vaughn Moody
The Land was pretty low in this Bay, the Mould black and fat, and the Trees of several Kinds, very thick and tall.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
Below them was a lovely, land-locked bay, with a herd of deer pasturing among scattered trees by the shore.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The wicked shall flourish as a green bay tree.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
She had her house built in a tree by the bay, And she dangles a tire swing down every May.
"FreeChildrenStories.com Collection" by Daniel Errico
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In poetry:

The leafless trees, bare-branched in spite of June;
The sodden road, the desolated plain;
The mateless birds, the season out of tune;
Fair France, at bay, is calling through her pain.
"To My Son" by Anonymous Americas
Hence, 'mid thy flowers, books, and trees
Strive not the multitude to please;
Regard its humors as the spray
Which winds blow lightly o'er the bay;
Live thine own life, and win the day!
"Seclusion" by John Lawson Stoddard
The semi-circular and lunar bay
Where the grey stone fall to untidily
The grey volcanic waves: no man, no tree,
Break the cold greenness of the bitten lea-
The scene the orator of memory
Already knew: forbore till now to say.
"The Bay" by Roy Fuller
His mother's cabin home, that lay
Where feathery cocoas fring'd the bay;
The dashing of his brethren's oar,
The conch-note heard along the shore;–
All thro' his wakening bosom swept:
He clasp'd his country's Tree and wept!
"The Palm-Tree" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Visiting the nun Rise-In-Air,
You must be near her place in those blue hills.
The river’s force helps pound the mica,
The wind washes rose bay tree flowers.
If you find you can’t leave that refuge,
Invite me there to see the sunset’s fire.
"To My Wife on Lu-shan Mountain" by Li Po
"I could tell you of a 'possum hunt across the wooded grounds,
I could call to mind the sweetness of the baying of the hounds,
You could lift me up and smelling of the timber that 's in me,
Build again a whole green forest with the mem'ry of a tree.
"The Voice Of The Banjo" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

19 Bay Tree , St Simons Island, Ga.
Vandals damage stately trees in Bronx' Pelham Bay Park.
Three Mile Bay author draws on her roots for 'Plum Tree'.
YALE — Speelyai Bay Park on Merwin Reservoir will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday to remove hazardous trees.
Although tangerines are not native into the Caribbean, we've planted a small tree in our home garden in Brewer's Bay.
Saturated ground topples trees around the Bay Area.
One big one was the toppling of trees all over the Bay Area.
What does the fifth richest man in the world do when the neighbors' trees spoil the view of San Francisco Bay he enjoys from his 11,000 square foot mansion, one of six homes in his portfolio.
A Southern Oregon sheriff says he's embarrassed a bank robber suspected of hatching an escape plot last year in Coos Bay could get out of his jail by leaping into a tree.
Associated PressA crew from Vaccaro Tree Service removes a fallen tree along Hickory Road in Fairfax near the Bay Area, Friday, Nov 30.
A Christmas tree and the eastern sky before sunrise along the Chesapeake Bay on the the first morning of the Winter Solstice.
WILLIAMS BAY — A 61-year-old woman was killed Thursday when a tree branch fell on her as she was walking along the shore path in Williams Bay.
Faced with a potential loss of 18,000 trees to the emerald ash borer (EAB), Green Bay, Wis. Has armed against the invasion of this destructive insect by developing a response plan.
Merino wool roving, in Black, Pewter, and Pumpkin, and undyed merino roving, both by Ashland Bay, from the Yarn Tree.
Urban Trees Adorn San Diego Bay.
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In science:

They include the Beta, linear, a singular, and piecewise constant distributions with finite and infinite Bayes trees.
Exact Non-Parametric Bayesian Inference on Infinite Trees
Jump-at-1/2: Also illustrative are distributions with finite Bayes tree, i.e. piecewise constant functions with discontinuities only at binary fractions.
Exact Non-Parametric Bayesian Inference on Infinite Trees
Educational Data Mining uses many techniques such as Decision Trees, Neural Networks, Naïve Bayes, K- Nearest neighbor, and many others.
Data Mining: A Prediction for Performance Improvement of Engineering Students using Classification
As can be seen in Figure 4, building trees to full depth prevents the forest from making progress towards the Bayes error over a huge range of data set sizes, whereas the forest composed of trees with growing leafs steadily decreases its excess error.
Consistency of Online Random Forests
Another parametric approach is the Bayesian Maximum A Posteriori (MAP) estimate, implemented in Mr Bayes (Huelsenbeck and Ronquist, 2001) or Beast (Drummond and Rambaut, 2007) following Yang and Rannala’s prescription for Bayesian inference and tree estimation (Yang and Rannala, 1997).
Computational Tools for Evaluating Phylogenetic and Hierarchical Clustering Trees
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