grape vine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grape vine any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
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Quotations

  • William Blake
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    “To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.”

Usage

In literature:

To this he gave the name "Isle of Bacchus," on account of the abundance of grape-vines upon it.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
On every side were harvests, blossoming fields, vines loaded with grapes, and olive-trees full of fruit.
"Laboulaye's Fairy Book" by Various
The villa's omnibus was toiling up the winding road among the grape-vines.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
Vines clambered about the pillars, and bore large bunches of red grapes.
"The Book of Romance" by Various
The last thing Noah planted was the grape vine.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
The greatest curiosity of these gardens is a Hamburg grape-vine, supposed to be the largest in the world.
"Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children" by Grace Greenwood
He had just passed the brow of a small hill; the heavy grape-vines were hanging from the trees all around him.
"The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman" by Uncle Philip
A moment's search and he found what he wanted, a long, stout grape vine strong as a rope.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
He was very much excited, and spoke in the German tongue, saying 'I have found something new, vines and grapes.
"The True Story Book"
Along the wall ran golden vines and clusters of the grape, the typical plant of Israel.
"Christmas Light" by Ethel Calvert Phillips
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In poetry:

"The sun-rain fine
Would sink and escape,
But is drunk by the vine,
Is stored in the grape:
"Abu Midjan" by George MacDonald
Then on my head a crown of thorns I wear;
For these are all the grapes Sion doth bear,
Though I my vine planted and watred there:
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert
Again I'll oar our boat among
The lily-pads that dot the river;
And reach her hat the grape-vine long
Strikes in the stream; we'll sing that song,
And then.... I'll wake and shiver.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein
He sent her stems of living gold
From the rich plains of western lands,
And purple-gushing grapes from vines
Born of the amorous sun that shines
Where Tagus rolls its golden sands,
Or Guadalete old.
"The Year-King" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
If I could glimpse him by the vine
Where purple fox-grapes hang their store,
I'd tell him, in his leafy shrine,
How poets say he lives no more.
He'd laugh, and pluck a muscadine,
And fall to piping, as of yore!
""If I Could Glimpse Him"" by John Charles McNeill
Nay, slay me now; nay, for I will be slain;
Pluck thy red pleasure from the teeth of pain,
Break down thy vine ere yet grape-gatherers prune,
Slay me ere day can slay desire again;
Ah God, ah God, that day should be so soon.
"In The Orchard" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Grapes hang on vines in Napa Valley.
Juice grape growers have found that the aerator incorporates dry fertilizer, works through vine pruning cuttings, and improves water infiltration.
What once was corn and soybean ground now has more than 4,000 grape vines growing on it.
After 10 years of laboratory trials, a scientist has developed genetically modified grape vines that are resistant to mildew .
A rabbi and a Presbyterian minister came together to bless the first grapes plucked from the vines in the East Bay wine region.
SYRAH is a coming grape in the United States, and Washington is one of its hotbeds: more than 1,500 acres are planted with syrah vines.
It's harvest season and a lot of vintners are working to get grapes off the vines and into barrels.
The winery focuses on old-vine vineyards for its Zinfandel and Petite Sirahs and uses grapes from throughout California.
Muscadine is a woody vine that produces a musk-scented purple grape, used to make wine.
Since Pittsburgh has had not just summer rains but monsoons, the honeysuckle and grape vines around my house have been growing like wild.
Courtesy of Chateau Palmer A Chateau Palmer worker plucks perfectly ripe, sugary grapes from the vine.
The damage on many grape vines in Traver is easy to spot.
SAGAREJO, Georgia (AP) — The green grapes that Temuri Dolenjashvili and his wife snipped from the vines Sunday and emptied by the bucket into the back of their truck provide the only income for their extended family of five.
The grapes , by the way, stem from 60-year-old vines, where the tiny remaining berries achieve monster concentration.
If there is anything that grows in great abundance here, other than our acclaimed grape vines, and one that distinguishes this community, it is the roses.
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