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vines

n. clothing. (Black.) Good-looking vines on that guy, right?
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It was a kind of glade in the forest, made by a fall; seedlings were already starting up to struggle for the vacant space; and beyond, the dense growth of stems and twining vines and splashes of fungus and flowers closed in again.
The ground was cluttered with vines and bushes, and the trees grew close and spread out like bouquets.
Viewed from our ship as she lay at anchor in the middle of the harbour, it presented the appearance of a vast natural amphitheatre in decay, and overgrown with vines, the deep glens that furrowed it's sides appearing like enormous fissures caused by the ravages of time.
There is likewise an undergrowth of aromatic shrubs, creepers, and clambering vines, that render the forests almost impenetrable; together with berries of various kinds, such as gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries, both red and yellow, very large and finely flavored whortleberries, cranberries, serviceberries, blackberries, currants, sloes, and wild and choke cherries.
I have untied against you the club-footed vines, I have sent in the Jungle to swamp out your lines.
But a disease killed all the vines fifteen years ago, and since that time no wine has been made.
We shall throw you three people into the Garden of the Twining Vines," said the Princess, "and they will soon crush you and devour your bodies to make themselves grow bigger.
Its success hinged entirely upon the strength of the vines he had seen surmounting the wall toward the east.
he added, pointing to some potato vines that showed up from under the snow.
Sometimes the men and women tied tough vines about the bundles of ferns and branches that they carried to the caves to sleep upon.
In the first place, one of the most magnificent vines I had ever seen grew against the back wall of the house, trained carefully on a strong trellis-work.
On a table he found a mother-of-pearl chest decorated with delicate silver vines and flowers of clustered rubies, and on the cover was a silver plate engraved with these words:
La Motte--he broke the soil, planted vines and orchards, instituted commercial fish culture, built a mansion renowned in its day, was defeated by the soil, and passed.
The only things to be seen not fixedly staring and glaring were the vines drooping under their load of grapes.
As he went down into the great orchard, he did not see Dolius, nor any of his sons nor of the other bondsmen, for they were all gathering thorns to make a fence for the vineyard, at the place where the old man had told them; he therefore found his father alone, hoeing a vine.