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the Ivy League

a group of old and very good colleges in the north-east of the US The company thinks the best management trainees come from the Ivy League. (American)
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Ivy League

A preppy clothing style. Named for the athletic federation of Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale, “Ivy League” described a 1950s and '60s men's fashion: pants with no pleats and a buckle in the rear. The buckle could be used to expand or shorten the waist fit, although it was primarily for adornment. There were also British-influence narrow-brim caps that had a buckle in the back. Why “Ivy League”? The schools were considered (at least by some) to be sophisticated, elite, and thus worthy of emulation, an attitude that their students did little to disabuse.
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A variety of ivies (including most of the ones shown here) is available at nurseries, florists, and supermarkets throughout the West.
To learn more ivies, join the American Ivy Society ($20 per year; Box 2123, Naples, FL 34106-2123; www.
Survivors tolerating extremes of heat and cold, ivies thrive in the densest shade, and are oblivious of atmospheric pollution.
Ivies mature when they flower for the first time, at which point they cease to be climbers and become trees.
The object of the tournament is to conquer the entire map and oust all your rival Ivies.
I grow miniature ivies in pots, and I'd love to see a textured pattern on someone's former lawn with five or six different ivy cultivars.