Sentence Examples

  • Large flowing leaves of acanthus and other plants were beaten out with wonderful spirit and beauty of curve.
  • It has twenty-four columns of Carystian (cipollino) marble, with capitals probably of Byzantine work with swelling acanthus leaves; but the rest of the church is due to native architects.
  • The greater part of its body is covered by a pattern of acanthus leaves, but on the shoulder is a frieze showing nomads breaking in wild mares, our chief authority for Scythian costume.
  • The best - known is Acanthus mollis (brankursine, or bears' breech), a common species throughout the Mediterranean region, having large, deeply cut, hairy, shining leaves.
  • Another species, Acanthus spinosus, is so called from its spiny leaves.