One form of plough still used consists of a crooked bough, with an iron share attached.
A bird sits on the next bough, life-everlasting grows under the table, and blackberry vines run round its legs; pine cones, chestnut burs, and strawberry leaves are strewn about.
Candidates had further to be fugitives (probably slaves), and as a preliminary had to break off a bough from a specified tree.
These rites are found all over the world, and in his monumental work, The Golden Bough, Dr Frazer has traced a host of extant beliefs and practices to this source.
The bigger the bough, the more fruit is likely to sprout from it.
The squirrel ran up the bough of the tree in an attempt to reach the cluster of acorns.
We chose the strongest-looking bough of the tree as the base for our treehouse.
She laid out fake bough after fake bough of orange-tinted leaves in her excitement about fall.
The neighbours said that the fairies caused the phenomenon, as the man had swept his chimney with a bough of holly, and the holly is "a gentle tree," dear to the fairies.
Using a pine bough as the centerpiece for our dining-room table was a unique and stylish idea.
Susan needs to hire someone to cut down that large pine bough hanging over the power lines.
On its topmost bough sits an eagle, between whom and Nidhug the squirrel Ratatbskr runs to and fro trying to provoke strife.
Especial mention should be made of the ceremony of purifying the grove, which was held to be defiled by the felling of trees, the breaking of a bough or the presence of any iron tools, such as those used by the lapidary who engraved the records of the proceedings on stone.
The nest is a beautifully neat structure, often placed at no great height from the ground, but generally so well hidden by the leafy bough on which it is built as not to be easily found, until, the young being hatched, the constant visits of the parents reveal its site.
They associate in parties and are mainly arboreal, leaping from bough to bough with an agility that suggests flying through the air.