Sentence Examples


  • The mistletoe is parasitic both on deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs.
  • The mistletoe so extensively used in England at Christmas is largely derived from the apple orchards of Normandy; a quantity is also sent from the apple orchards of Herefordshire.
  • The mistletoe figures also in Scandinavian legend as having furnished the material of the arrow with which Balder (the sun-god) was slain by the blind god Hoder.
  • According to this writer the Druids held the mistletoe in the highest veneration.
  • When thus found, the mistletoe was cut with a golden knife by a priest clad in a white robe, two white bulls being sacrificed on the spot.