pear tree

Definitions

  • "'WHAT THE MISCHIEF ARE YOU DOING IN MY PEAR TREE?'"
    "'WHAT THE MISCHIEF ARE YOU DOING IN MY PEAR TREE?'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pear tree Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
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Usage

In literature:

Why stand outside the pearly gates, while Love and Lovers pace beneath the trees that grow by the River of Life?
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
When four little children rested from play Under the pear trees far away.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
She climbed up into a pear-tree.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
On the other side of the school-room was the garden, with vegetables and flowers, and some pear-trees that were laden with fruit.
"Ruby at School" by Minnie E. Paull
The difficulty in raising seedling pear-trees is the failure of the seeds to vegetate.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Near the house are pines, elms, lilacs, syringas; and at the back, apple and pear trees.
"Home Life of Great Authors" by Hattie Tyng Griswold
They turn first into two golden pear-trees.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
Triomphe de Vienne is a large and handsome September pear tree (D. G.), grows and bears well, comparatively new.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
I went quietly to a pear-tree on her course, and waited for the next point, if she chose to give it.
"Upon The Tree-Tops" by Olive Thorne Miller
Above the pear-tree the sky was clear, cold green; a flush of red mounted from the south-west.
"The Weans at Rowallan" by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
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In poetry:

The Cuckoo sat in the old pear-tree,
Cuckoo!
Raining or snowing, nought cared he.
Cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo, nought cared he.
"Cuckoo In The Pear-Tree" by William Brighty Rands
I watched the still and dewy lawn,
The pear-tree boughs hung white above you;
I listened to you till the dawn,
And half forgot I did not love you.
"Villeggiature" by Edith Nesbit
My window, framed in pear-tree bloom,
White-curtained shone, and softly lighted:
So, by the pear-tree, to my room
Your ghost last night climbed uninvited.
"Villeggiature" by Edith Nesbit
Old, Senor, old! just so old as the Mission.
You see that pear-tree? How old you think, Senor?
Fifteen year? Twenty? Ah, Senor, just fifty
Gone since I plant him!
"In The Mission Garden" by Francis Bret Harte

There sings no nightingale to win you forth
And I myself am old and cannot sing,
But, see, the pear tree stands in bridal white:
Have pity on me, Chloe, it is spring.
"Senex Ad Chloen" by Ethel Clifford
Well know'st thou that fair tree–
A murmur of the bee
Dwells ever in the honey'd lime above;
Bring me one pearly flower
Of all its clustering shower–
For on that spot we first reveal'd our love.
"The Last Wish" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

In fact, there is a category of pears called "winter" pears because this chilling period initiates the ripening process and is one of the reasons pears are typically harvested before they are truly ripe on the tree.
He travels with two or three others, and they roost in my pear tree.
Bradford pear trees have worn out their welcome.
One of the most popular trees over the past few decades has been the Bradford pear.
This large limb recently broken off of a Bradford Pear tree on Courthouse Street.
LONDON — Just try finding a partridge in a pear tree in Britain these days.
LONDON—Just try finding a partridge in a pear tree in Britain these days.
LONDON (AP) — Just try finding a partridge in a pear tree in Britain these days.
There was no partridge nor pear tree.
Inferno destroys The Pear Tree, Bevier museum.
Just try finding a partridge in a pear tree in.
Bevier mayor reflects on Pear Tree, museum loss .
Pear Tree Greetings – Mankato , Minn.
Bevier mayor reflects on Pear Tree, museum loss.
0The remains of The Pear Tree Restaurant and Black Diamond Museum came down around 6 pm Thursday as crews sifted through smoldering brick and rubble.
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In science:

Th e result is that the relevant moduli spaces in F are the generalised holomorphic discs of Section 8.2.C, or holomorphic pearly trees from Section 4.3 in .
Effect of Legendrian Surgery
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