• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ivy-bush a plant of ivy formerly hung over tavern-doors, the ivy being sacred to Bacchus
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ifig; Old High Ger. ebah; prob. conn. with L. apium, parsley.


In literature:

Round the broken top of the tower the ivy bushed out, old and handsome.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
A yellow-faced girl brat, with eyes like an owl's in an ivy-bush, and with a voice like a very peacocks.
"A Lady of Quality" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Very early in the morning Howard woke to hear the faint twittering of the birds begin in bush and ivy.
"Watersprings" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Trees and bushes covered them; ivy and nettles concealed the crumbling masses of brick.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
I live in an Ivy Bush.
"Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
There are ruins of bastions and towers overgrown with bushes and ivy.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
I live in an Ivy Bush.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Do you see anything unusual away there to wind'ard, to set you staring like an owl in an ivy bush?
"The Cruise of the "Esmeralda"" by Harry Collingwood
Thee looks like an owl in an ivy-bush!
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
Trunk was garlanded to trunk by growths of clematis and ivy, and lilac and spiraea bushes were massed underneath.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann

In news:

Warning notes were made by previous meter readers: Gas meter is in poison ivy bush in southwest corner of yard.