Sentence Examples


  • The Lombardy poplar is valuable chiefly as an ornamental tree, its timber being of very inferior quality; its tall, erect growth renders it useful to the landscape-gardener as a relief to the rounded forms of other trees, or in contrast to the horizontal lines of the lake or river-bank where it delights to grow.
  • Just as each kind of fermentation possesses a definite organized ferment, so many diseases are dependent on the presence of a distinct microbe; and just as the gardener can pick out and grow a given plant or vegetable, so the bacteriologist can (in most cases) eliminate the adventitious and grow the special organism - in other words, can obtain a pure cultivation which has the power of bringing about the special disease.
  • The fresh branches, with their thick mat of foliage, are useful to the gardener for sheltering wall-fruit in the spring.
  • One was a fine gardener; another could take care of horses; a third was a good cook; a fourth could manage a household.
  • The caliph at once gave orders for the gardener to be brought before him the next day.

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