bottle tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bottle tree an Australian tree of the genus Brachychiton
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bottle tree (Bot) an Australian tree (Sterculia rupestris), with a bottle-shaped, or greatly swollen, trunk.
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Usage

In literature:

The insulators were bottles set on nails driven into trees and short poles.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
He could produce wine, a half-bottle of Australian hock, Big Tree brand No.
"The Research Magnificent" by H. G. Wells
I have heard it called the "bottle tree," from the shape of the trunk.
"The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont as told by Himself" by Louis de Rougemont
There sits Enos, in the shelter of a leaning tree by the fire, with his head thrown back and a bottle poised at his mouth.
"Little Rivers" by Henry van Dyke
Sometimes they came upon the curiously-shaped bottle tree, which greatly resembles a lemonade bottle placed in the ground.
"The Young Berringtons" by W.H.G. Kingston
A little dead tree-toad was once put into a bottle of alcohol.
"Child's Health Primer For Primary Classes" by Jane Andrews
In that of Adelaide we see the Australian bottle-tree, which is a native of this country only.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Another tree entered with eight bottles, filled with as many different juices.
"Niels Klim's journey under the ground" by Baron Ludvig Holberg
It would be best indeed to cut them under the trees, and let them drop gently into the bottles.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Bottles was awaiting me under the tree.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
To see the picture in a group of bottles and books is to be the more able to see the picture in a tree and sky.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
On the wide bench under the tree sat the captain, a bottle of wine by his side.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
Bottles of liquids stood in the corners, and over the door was a stuffed horned owl mounted on a tree branch.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
Pass it on to the bottle, houses in the corner have shutters, a little tree is not lonesome because the leaves are not bright.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
Here we first saw the Australian bottle-tree, which is native only to these colonies.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
Its nest resembles a bottle, and is suspended from the branch of a tree.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Salt drew Penny back against the bottle-shaped trunk of a big tree at the road exitway.
"Swamp Island" by Mildred A. Wirt
I took the bottle from him and went to the opening in the tree.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
The boys were still removing blue bottles from the wall as they swung on out of sight of the girls in the apple trees.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls Across Country" by Janet Aldridge
Groups of them were lying at luncheon under the trees, passing the pigskin bottle of wine from mouth to mouth.
"Spanish Highways and Byways" by Katharine Lee Bates
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In poetry:

"Ah say," my dear friend, "is it right
These glass bottles are hung upon trees?
Midst a scene of inviting delight
Should we find such mementos as these?"
"Wasps In A Garden" by Charles Lamb
Foamy tides, like snow-drifts, lingering;
A battalion of plum trees silently blooming;
A bottle of wine
And a fishing line;
Who in this world is my equal?
"Angler" by Li Yu
Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe.
Rain may fall and wind may blow,
And many miles be still to go
But under a tall tree I will lie,
And let the clouds go sailing by.
"The Drinking Song" by J R R Tolkien

In news:

Elmer Long walks amid his bottle trees near Oro Grande.
Bottle tree vs evil spirits.
A Southern tradition with African roots, bottle tree s are believed to lure evil spirits with their shiny colors, then trap them and keep them out of the house — and we hope it's working well for Marisa.
Bottle tree vs evil spirits.
A Southern tradition with African roots, bottle trees are believed to lure evil spirits with their shiny colors, then trap them and keep them out of the house — and we hope it's working well for Marisa.
Earlier this summer, I received a bottle of Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka from Bottle Tree Beverage Company in Gluckstadt, Mississippi.
Fuzzy, creamy flowers that remind me of slender bottle cleaners dripping from a petite tree.
Whether you are superstitious or admire the eccentric beauty bottle trees offer, these imaginative creations can enhance your yard with their intriguing sparkle.
Planting trees in Waldo Canyon one water bottle at a time .
The initial goal was to sell enough bottles to plant one tree for each of the 1,600 firefighters who battled the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Authorities in southwestern Michigan say a group of people swiped three half-gallon bottles of gin from a store and then crashed a vehicle into a tree, injuring two passengers.
I had one of the most uplifting days of my life, taking fresh juicy olives from tree to bottle.
Liz Vilardi, wine goddess of Kendall Square's newly opened Belly Wine Bar — the latest branch in the Central Bottle and Blue Room family tree — is cracking up, her laughter echoing through the bar.
Green fig beetles ( Cotinis nitida ) and a green bottle fly ( Lucilia species ) imbibing slime flux on an elm tree in The Fan (Richmond).
From the tree to the sugar shacks and shanties to the bottles to your pancakes, you can see it all.
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