Box holly

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Box holly the butcher's broom (Russus aculeatus).
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Usage

In literature:

Then Hollis reappeared, holding in both hands a small leather box.
"Tales of Unrest" by Joseph Conrad
Unlocking a box, she got out a cross made of holly, which she concealed under her cloak.
"Sparrows" by Horace W. C. Newte
Opposite the entrance was the Commanding Officer's box, beautifully draped with flags and wreaths of holly.
"Betty at Fort Blizzard" by Molly Elliot Seawell
A moment later, the wrapped holly box was given him, and he was off in the direction of the book department.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
Every patch of fern and brake, every leaf of box or holly, stood out, clear as at noonday.
"Fernley House" by Laura E. Richards
Mr. Phelps had sent to New York for a large boxful of artificial holly, and this added greatly to the Christmas effect.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
They were far prettier than holly for Christmas boxes, and would be so different to her friends back East.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
It is as hard as box or holly, and as beautiful as satin-wood when polished.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Turners use also plane, laburnum, yew, holly, and box.
"British Manufacturing Industries" by L. Arnoux
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In poetry:

The holly hitherto did sway;
Let box now domineer,
Until the dancing Easter-day,
Or Easter's eve appear.
"Ceremonies For Candlemas Eve" by Robert Herrick
Down with the rosemary and bays,
Down with the misletoe;
Instead of holly, now up-raise
The greener box, for show.
"Ceremonies For Candlemas Eve" by Robert Herrick

In news:

On September 7, 2011 an intimate, fun, and unforgettable celebration of Buddy Holly 's music and legacy will take place at the Music Box in Los Angeles, for a once-in-a-lifetime concert on Buddy Holly 's birthday.
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