How to use Boughs in a sentence
Its boughs are strong and spreading.
When young its spreading boughs form good cover for game.
The clusters on the lower boughs of the tree Were easy to reach.
From the cave we have advanced to roofs of palm leaves, of bark and boughs, of linen woven and stretched, of grass and straw, of boards and shingles, of stones and tiles.
The bark is dark bluish-grey, smoother than in the red larch, on the trunk and lower boughs often glossy; the branches are more or less pendulous and very slender.Advertisement
In this respect the Asiatic species differs very widely from its African relative, whose nutriment is largely composed of boughs and roots.
These insects pass the pupal stage in the ground, and reach the boughs to lay their eggs by crawling up the trunks of the trees.
The hind-feet have only four toes, owing to the suppression of the first, in place of which they have a fleshy pad on the inner side of the foot, between which and the toes boughs and other objects can be firmly grasped as with a hand.
In old age the huge columnar trunk rises to a great height bare of boughs, while on the upper part the branches are short and irregular.
Gigantic as these trees are and imposing from their vast columnar trunks, they have little beauty, owing to the scanty foliage of the short rounded boughs; some of the trees stand very close together; they are said to be about four hundred in number.Advertisement
When springing up among rocks or on ledges, the stem sometimes becomes much curved, and, with its spreading boughs and pendent branchlets, often forms a striking and picturesque object in alpine passes and steep ravines.
A variety with very pendent boughs, known as the " drooping " larch var.
Robur than any other species, forming a thick trunk with spreading base and, when growing in glades or other open places, huge spreading boughs, less twisted and gnarled than those of the English oak, and covered with a whitish bark that gives a marked character to the tree.
It is remarkably tough, resisting a rending strain better than any of the fir or pine woods in common use, though not as elastic as some; properly seasoned, it is as little liable to shrink as to split; the boughs being small compared to the trunk, the timber is more free from large knots, and the small knots remain firm and undecayed.
He himself was caught in the boughs of an oak-tree, and as David had strictly charged his men to deal gently with the young man, Joab was informed.Advertisement
For centuries the townsfolk used to celebrate his day (July 1st) by walking in procession bearing green boughs.
The favourite mode of shooting the tiger is from the back of elephants, or from elevated platforms (machdns) of boughs in the jungle.
They construct platforms of boughs in the trees, which are used as sleeping-places, and apparently occupied for several nights in succession.
The Scotch fir is a very variable tree, and certain varieties have acquired a higher reputation for the qualities of their timber than others; among those most prized by foresters is the one called the Braemar pine, the remaining fragments of the great wood in the Braemar district being chiefly composed of this kind; it is mainly distinguished by its shorter and more glaucous leaves and ovoid cones with blunt recurved spines, and especially by the early horizontal growth of its ultimately drooping boughs; of all varieties this is the most picturesque.
Rather smaller than a squirrel, with dusky brown fur, the tarsier has immense eyes, large ears, a long thin tail, tufted at the end, a greatly elongated tarsal portion of the foot, and disk-like adhesive surfaces on the fingers, which doubtless assist the animal in maintaining its position on the boughs.Advertisement
The house was approached by graveled driveways which wound about through wide-spreading lawns and under the interlacing boughs of tall poplars.
The thing is, folk have been decorating evergreen boughs for a lot longer than there have been Christmas trees in folk's houses.
And its largest boughs are the lowest on the boughs they spring from.
There is no tree in my house, no pine boughs, no lights, no decorations.
It was dark with forest boughs That brushed the walls and made the mossy tiles Part of the squirrels ' track.Advertisement
Bare boughs from the trees weave a cobweb of branches against the pale wintry sky.
Arrow poison frogs pursue the most devoted of family lives high in the boughs.
Charlotte Bronte extolled the " blossom blanched orchard trees whose boughs droop like white garlands " while Jane Austen praised the bountiful apple tree.
Its great abundance of curved trunks and boughs rendered the oak peculiarly valuable to the shipwright when the process of bending timber artificially was less understood; the curved pieces are still useful for knees.
The people frequently assemble in bowers and arbours constructed of leafy boughs to hear kathas recited.Advertisement
Three or four leading shoots should be selected to pass ere long into boughs and form a well-balanced framework for the tree; these boughs, however, will soon grow beyond any artificial system the pruner may adopt.
Straw, pine boughs, and pine bark are all commonly-used materials.
This simply means that if you opt for a wildlife centerpiece depicting bears and other forest creatures lurking among pine boughs, then you need to carry the theme and style into your place settings.
Get in a different direction and create various molds from plastic containers, drop in berries and holly, pinecones and pine boughs, and other elements.
Try making a centerpiece from pine boughs, assorted pinecones, a plaid ribbon and two taper candles in sturdy holders.Advertisement
Fake snow can be sprayed on the corners of the windows for a wintry scene, and small evergreen boughs can be randomly strewn on table tops for color.
Lighted trees, candles, and garlands are perfect Christmas wedding decorations, but equally gorgeous are centerpieces of pine boughs and glass ornaments, miniature decorated trees, gingerbread houses, or candy cane bouquets.
Utilizing plenty of red and green, the bedding features various festive artwork, ranging from vibrant boughs of holly and poinsettias to elegant paisley prints and stripes.
You may see skis, snowy mountaintops, boughs of holly, candy canes, candles, penguins, wreaths and other images that relate to the season, but don't necessarily have anything to do with Christmas itself.
Christmas Wreath is scented with fresh-cut boughs and branches of pine, balsam, and hollyberry.Advertisement
You can also find cordless Christmas wreaths, pine boughs, and garland that are lit by battery operated candles.
Browse the aisles and you'll find pine cones of various sizes, both fake and fresh evergreen boughs, fake snow, plastic berries, and Styrofoam and wire wreath forms.
This is a good option for people who want a wreath in their home, but do not like or want the look of tree boughs.
Some believe the tradition of evergreen boughs indoors began as a pagan ritual during the winter solstice, which usually occurs around December 23.
Maine Accents sells kits for making wreaths with balsam branches, or you can buy individual boughs (in one-pound or 10-pound boxes) to make your own sweet-smelling swags.Advertisement
Sure you could go tromping through the woods, gathering fallen pine boughs, then take them home, fasten them to a wreath form and decorate it will all manner of holiday trinkets and a big red bow.
The most valuable kind is that obtained from young trees of twenty to thirty years' growth, but the trunks and boughs of timber trees also furnish a large supply; it is separated from the tree most easily when the sap is rising in the spring.
It will not suffer any training, nor does it, like the plum, improve by pruning, but the sunshine that attends its brief period of bloom in April, the magnificence of its flower-laden boughs and the picturesque flutter of its falling petals, inspired an ancient poet to liken it to the soul, of Yamato (Japan), and it has ever since been thus regarded.
Beavers are sociable animals, living in streams, where, so as to render the water of sufficient depth, they build dams of mud and of the stems and boughs of trees felled by their powerful incisor teeth.
This account does not by any means accord with one given by von Koppenfels, in which it is stated that while the old male gorilla sleeps in a sitting posture at the base of a tree-trunk (no mention being made of a bed), the female and young ones pass the night in a nest in the tree several yards above the ground, made by bending the boughs together and covering them with twigs and moss.Advertisement
While the types of candles can vary from tapers to pillars, most centerpieces have just a single candle surrounded by decorative accents, often on a bed of seasonal greenery such as pine boughs or holly leaves.
The British oak is one of the largest trees of the genus, though old specimens are often more remarkable for the great size of the trunk and main boughs than for very lofty growth.
Robur, but in old age the boughs generally curve downwards, and the tree acquires a wide spreading head; the bark is dark brown, becoming grey and furrowed in large trees; the foliage varies much, but in the prevailing kinds the leaves are very deeply sinuated, with pointed, often irregular lobes, the footstalks short, and furnished at the base with long linear stipules that do not fall with the leaf, but remain attached to the bud till the following spring, giving a marked feature to the young shoots.
The most important of these are the greater tolerance by the African animal of sunlight, and the hard nature of its food, which consists chiefly of boughs and roots.
In the more southern parts of the island it often reaches a height of 90 ft., and specimens exist considerably above that size; but the young shoots are apt to be injured in severe winters, and the tree on light soils is also hurt by long droughts, so that it usually presents a ragged appearance; though, in the distance, the lofty top and horizontal boughs sometimes stand out in most picturesque relief above the rounded summits of the neighbouring trees.
As regards function, the tail may be a mere pendent appendage, or may be adapted to grasp boughs in climbing, or even to collect food or materials for a nest or sleeping place, as in the spider-monkeys, opossums and rat-kangaroos.
The priest of the parish with the churchwardens and the parochial officials headed a crowd of boys who, armed with green boughs, beat with them the parish border-stones.
The trees have usually a straight trunk, and a tendency to a conical or pyramidal growth, throwing out each year a more or less regular whorl of branches from the foot of the leading shoot, while the buds of the lateral boughs extend horizontally.
The boughs and their side-branches, as they increase in length, have a tendency to droop, the lower tier, even in large trees, often sweeping the ground - a habit that, with the jagged sprays, and broad, shadowy, wave-like foliage-masses, gives a peculiarly graceful and picturesque aspect to the Norway spruce.
But in the great Sala dell' Asse (or della Torre) abundant traces of Leonardo's own hand were found, in the shape of a decoration of intricate geometrical knot or plait work .combined with natural leafage; the abstract puzzle-pattern, of a kind in which Leonardo took peculiar pleasure, intermingling in cunning play and contrast with a pattern of living boughs and leaves exquisitely drawn in free and vital growth.
Special adaptations for climbing are exhibited by both pairs of limbs in opossums, and for hanging to boughs in sloths.