I recall my surprise on discovering that a mysterious hand had stripped the trees and bushes, leaving only here and there a wrinkled leaf.
"Story of My Life" by Helen Keller
They wore palm-leaf aprons, as the robbers had stripped them of their clothing and ornaments.
"A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa (1858-1864)" by David Livingstone
When the natives became hungry, they ate the lower part of the leaf-stalks of Nelumbium, after stripping off the external skin.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
Brocton turned white as a sheet, and the old rogue shook as a dead leaf shakes on its twig before the wind strips it off.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
When the leaf shows the willows are carried to the 'brakes,' and the work of stripping off the bark commences.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
They recite numerous texts written on strips of palm-leaf.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The bird then swings for a few seconds in mid-air, suspended by the strip of leaf.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
They stripped every leaf from the trees and left them as bare as in winter.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
Next morning we set to work to cut off the leaves and leaf-stalks, and we then took off a strip of bark from the upper part of the trunk.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The straw is made by cutting the leaf into strips and drying them in the sun.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
I watch the crimson maple-boughs;
I know by heart each burning leaf,
Yet would that like a barren reef
Stripped to the breeze those arms uprose!
"Waiting" by Annie Adams Fields
The cold wind strips the yellow leaf,
The stars are twinkling faintly o'er us;
All nature wears her garb of grief;
While day's fair book is closed before us.
"Autumn: Saturday Evening" by John Bowring