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A main branch of a tree.‘apple boughs laden with blossom’
branch, limb, arm, twig, sprig, offshoot, spurView synonyms
- ‘People are collecting the branches and boughs of trees smashed down by the icy snow.’
- ‘He took hold of the tree bough and jumped up, heaving himself onto the branch and disappearing among the leaves.’
- ‘He smiled gently, pale blue eyes glimmering ever so slightly in the moonlight that flickered down through the boughs of the tree.’
- ‘Trees drew in their boughs and leaves, revealing the bare, lonesome path.’
- ‘Through the gently swaying boughs of trees a cloudless, azure sky was visible, heralding the beginning of a hot, clear day.’
- ‘Old newspapers soaked in water and wrapped around a wire coat hanger were decorated with pine boughs from a backyard tree.’
- ‘It looked rather like someone had chopped off a tree bough and roughly hewn off all the twigs and leaves.’
- ‘He quickly picked apples from the boughs of the tree, throwing them forcefully down upon the heads of his assailants.’
- ‘Overlap Christmas tree boughs and evergreen prunings atop beds to protect newly planted and tender perennials and bulbs.’
- ‘It was completely silent and tree boughs splintered the moonlight.’
- ‘Looking around, Jacob was astonished to find large plates of metal hanging down from the lower boughs of the tall trees.’
- ‘She sat under the boughs of a tree and cried, and her tears formed this pool, this pool the direst of blue to symbolize her sorrow.’
- ‘The boughs of a bougainvillea tree in full bloom had climbed over the wall and formed a sweet-smelling canopy above her.’
- ‘Garland, wreaths, and pine tree boughs would be hung, red candles lit in the windows, and holly branches attached to the outside of the pews with big red bows.’
- ‘In Woodlore, for instance, the bough of a tree spreads its yellow branches against a green background.’
- ‘As she dropped off to sleep, some of the boughs of the tree bent down and covered the entrance of hollow, obscuring her from view.’
- ‘We are also planning enhancement programs using tree boughs to alter the flow of the current.’
- ‘It had been a very sunny day, and he was calmly enjoying the warmth, sitting on one of the uppermost boughs of a village tree.’
- ‘After Christmas, use boughs of discarded trees to protect plants from sunscald and frost heave.’
- ‘The boughs of the pine trees drooped with mounds of fluffy snow, and every branch of the hardwoods was outlined in white.’
Old English bōg, bōh ‘bough or shoulder’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch boeg ‘shoulders or ship's bow’, German Bug ‘ship's bow’ and ‘horse's hock or shoulder’, also to bow.
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