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espalier

ESPAL'IER, n. [L. palus, a stake or pole.] A row of trees planted about a garden or in hedges, so as to inclose quarters or separate parts, and trained up to a lattice of wood-work, or fastened to stakes, forming a close hedge or shelter to protect plants against injuries from wind or weather.

ESPAL'IER, v.t. To form an espalier, or to protect by an espalier.




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ESPAL'IER, n. [L. palus, a stake or pole.] A row of trees planted about a garden or in hedges, so as to inclose quarters or separate parts, and trained up to a lattice of wood-work, or fastened to stakes, forming a close hedge or shelter to protect plants against injuries from wind or weather.

ESPAL'IER, v.t. To form an espalier, or to protect by an espalier.


ES-PAL'IER, n. [Fr. espalier; Sp. espalera; It. spalliera; from L. palus, a stake or pole.]

A row of trees planted about a garden or in hedges, so as to inclose quarters or separate parts, and trained up to a lattice of wood-work, or fastened to stakes, forming a close hedge or shelter to protect plants against injuries from wind or weather. Encyc.


ES-PAL'IER, v.t.

To form an espalier, or to protect by an espalier.


Es*pal"ier
  1. A railing or trellis upon which fruit trees or shrubs are trained, as upon a wall; a tree or row of trees so trained.

    And figs from standard and espalier join. Pope.

  2. To form an espalier of, or to protect by an espalier.
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Espalier

ESPAL'IER, noun [Latin palus, a stake or pole.] A row of trees planted about a garden or in hedges, so as to inclose quarters or separate parts, and trained up to a lattice of wood-work, or fastened to stakes, forming a close hedge or shelter to protect plants against injuries from wind or weather.

ESPAL'IER, verb transitive To form an espalier or to protect by an espalier

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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retreat

RETRE'AT, n. [L. retractus, retraho; re and traho.]

1. The act of retiring; a withdrawing of one's self from any place.

But beauty's triumph is well tim'd retreat.

2. Retirement; state of privacy or seclusion from noise, bustle or company.

Here in the calm still mirror of retreat.

3. Place of retirement or privacy.

He built his son a house of pleasure - and spared no cost to make it a delicious retreat.

4. Place of safety or security.

That pleasing shade they sought, a soft retreat from sudden April show'rs, a shelter from the heat.

5. In military affairs, the retiring of an army or body of men from the face of an enemy or from any ground occupied to a greater distance from the enemy, or from an advanced position. A retreat is properly an orderly march, in which circumstance it differs from a flight.

6. The withdrawing of a ship or fleet from an enemy; or the order and disposition of ships declining an engagement.

7. The beat of the drum at the firing of the evening gun, to warn soldiers to forbear firing and the sentinels to challenge.

RETRE'AT, v.i.

1. To retire from any position or place.

2. To withdraw to a private abode or to any secluded situation.

3. To retire to a place of safety or security; as, to retreat into a den or into a fort.

4. To move back to a place before occupied; to retire.

The rapid currents drive, towards the retreating sea, their furious tide.

5. To retire from an enemy or from any advanced position.

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