luxuriance


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luxuriance

the somatic vigour of hybrids that does not add to their capability to compete.
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The elegance of the grasses, the novelty of the parasitical plants, the beauty of the flowers, the glossy green of the foliage, but above all the general luxuriance of the vegetation, filled me with admiration.
Three-quarters of an hour later, through shady paths, surrounded by all the luxuriance of tropical vegetation, this enthusiastic procession arrived at the sultan's palace, a sort of square edifice called ititenya, and situated on the slope of a hill.
As they walked along Philip felt himself overwhelmed by the rich luxuriance.
His iron will, accustomed to overcome all obstacles, never finding itself inferior or vanquished on any occasion, to be foiled in so vast a project from not having foreseen the influence which a view of nature in all its luxuriance would have on the human mind
The tropical luxuriance of the foliage that dripped almost to the water's edge and the vivid colors of the blooms that shot the green made a most gorgeous spectacle.
O warm spicy land of my birth," sang the Canary bird; "I will sing of thy dark-green bowers, of the calm bays where the pendent boughs kiss the surface of the water; I will sing of the rejoicing of all my brothers and sisters where the cactus grows in wanton luxuriance.
If the village had been beautiful at first it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness.
She causes, some say, desolation, evil, and decay, yet she also creates palaces of art and culture, gardens of rank luxuriance.
When J ohn first arrives at his prospective plantation, he describes how he finds the vines growing in "wild and unpruned luxuriance," a state that he intends to "improve" upon (6).
But certainly Cavafy, who is usually described as having lived in poverty, lived in an age in which, to judge from the well-proportioned, high-ceilinged rooms of his flat, luxurious (or perhaps I should say luxuriant) poverty was possible, as it is not now: such luxuriance no doubt having been dependent upon the existence of a deep social stratum of even greater impoverishment.
One might also admire the ceiling for its reserved modeling, its flawless decoration, and the refined symmetry of its gilding, which is not unnecessarily lavish, but only in such degree as would suffice a modest and beautiful woman to set off her beauty-a delicate chain around her neck, a light ring on her finger, pendants in her ears, a buckle, a band that confines the luxuriance of her hair and adds as much to her good looks as a purple border adds to a gown.
At the 14-bedroomed Willard Street Inn - a former Senator's mansion set on a steep hill overlooking the 154 mile Lake Champlain - we climb the cherrywood stairs admiring the old-world-meets-new luxuriance of our surroundings.