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olive branch

A symbol of peace, an offering of good will, as in They feuded for years, but finally the Hatfields came over bearing an olive branch. This term is alluded to in the Bible (Genesis 8:11), where the dove comes to Noah after the flood with an olive leaf in its mouth. [c. 1600]
See also: branch, olive
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Whether the individual growth rings of the Thera olive branch have been correctly distinguished or not, we cannot decide.
I'd heard a couple of recent good reports of the Olive Branch and had a London friend up for the weekend, so decided to give her a taste of the increasingly-promising culinary scene in the Colne Valley.
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They were like little roasted cheese bites and I'd urge the gaffer at The Olive Branch Bistro to put them on the menu as a side order.
There is a key transformation in genre here, as Operation Olive Branch is more a tragedy (or at least a tragicomedy) than a comedy, being an analysis of the actual lived experience of the soldiers and their families.
According to the Olive Branch press release, the award is guided by ethical principles, it will function "as a socially responsible medium by spreading the true reality of Arab people as well as their accomplishments and aspirations.
Within six months, Olive Branch identified an additional opportunity to streamline its operations, control overhead and shore up its revenue stream.
Comprised of two buildings, the Olive Branch properties are owned by ProLogis.
WASHINGTON -- It's not quite Angelina Jolie offering to meet with Jennifer Aniston, but newly empowered California House Democrats are extending an olive branch to a group that has shunned them for years: California Republicans.
Warwickshire's decision to offer an olive branch to Evans comes two years after he left the Midlands to live in Kent.
Xstrata officials are holding out an olive branch to Inco and the future owners of the Canadian nickel mining giant to consider teaming up on a Sudbury joint venture.
as an internal auditor, then transferred to a Los Angeles office for a year before moving to Olive Branch, Miss.
The combined operation will have over 1,500 employees and one million square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, with locations in Cortland, NY, Olive Branch, MS, Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA.
I had hoped to use my speech to extend an olive branch to Reverend Wilson," Boykin wrote.
I think it has been quite good that he has now had a bit of a break to contemplate, and it is good to see the club looking to hold out an olive branch, saying that they want him t o stay.