One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Covered in ivy.‘an ivied church’
- ‘The Coliseum's ultratraditional ivied mass of concrete and stone is a handsome landmark five years older than City Hall.’
- ‘The ivied walls of the brick-and-mortar institutions will begin to fall as more and more students discover the solving of traditional educational problems that distance education provides.’
- ‘On a fair hill we see a majestic pile, the ivied walls and towers of Cholmondeley Castle, huge relic and witness of the baronial grandeurs of the Middle Ages.’
- ‘The magical, ivied old manse on mature parkland would have made a perfect setting - tranquil, atmospheric and dignified.’
- ‘What legends, what quaint stories, what seemingly extravagant romances, its ivied stones, had they but tongues, could tell!’
- 1.1US Relating to the academic institutions of the Ivy League.‘the ivied eastern schools and colleges’
- ‘Behind the ivied walls, the more intellectually prestigious schools are making some pernicious compromises.’
- ‘Or will they simply be bypassed and rendered obsolete by new, low-capital, hi-tech organizations built up by people without a vested interest in the real-world ivied halls of academia?’
- ‘At one point during the day, two men from one of the more densely ivied colleges strolled by the Rowing Association's food tent.’
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