One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The uppermost part of a tree.
- ‘I watch slack-mouthed for the fierce rush of delight as it wings its way to the treetops.’
- ‘The lower-planted trees were taller, and the treetops were fairly similar in height.’
- ‘Mists hung about the treetops so I couldn't tell how high my garden was.’
- ‘I heard unfamiliar calls from some treetops; I didn't think they were sunbirds.’
- ‘From high in the treetops he shakes flowers off the branches so they will fall onto girls passing below.’
- ‘It hovers above the grass, but stops well below the treetops.’
- ‘Several other yellow-throats sang their sweet, descending songs from the treetops.’
- ‘Sitting near the front, I felt as if I was soaring up and down from the treetops myself.’
- ‘But she has been playing for time, blathering away in an effort to avoid going 70m up into the treetops.’
- ‘Riders are suspended in the jaws of a vampire bat, their legs dangling free, as they swoop over the treetops and soar through the sky.’
- ‘When he looked up, he saw a shimmering star lingering in the morning sky, just above the treetops.’
- ‘Other children were high in the tall trees swinging from limbs and lounging in the leafy treetops.’
- ‘The prehensile tail porcupine in South American actually lives in the treetops.’
- ‘Still sitting in my car, I scanned what water I could see over the treetops.’
- ‘They can jump three to four feet from limb to limb in the treetops there.’
- ‘In many views across Sutton, you see more treetops than rooftops.’
- ‘A plume of thick, black smoke could be seen miles away; flames billowed high above the treetops.’
- ‘Wild animals howl in the hills, while kites and eagles circle above the treetops.’
- ‘The roses bloomed, swallows skimmed low and the breeze swished the treetops.’
- ‘They were blowing the treetops and shaking the fragile leaves off the few trees planted in the courtyard.’
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