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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARBOR

As they drew near the arbor they heard Bradley say: "This was my dream, Dorothy."

Then he waved his hand towards the long seat that stood at the back of the arbor.

Got it hung on the lattice in my arbor in the garden down home in Maryland.

He might have won two planets, but he had turned his Eden into an arbor of deadly nightshade.

From close by, within the arbor, came the sound of faint whispering.

De Jones stood in the arbor door, and deadly was the smile he wore.

The musicians were hidden by an arbor of green at one end of the floor.

At length he decided on having a fountain, a grotto, and an arbor.

I remember the jessamine vines and the arbor at the end of the rose garden.

Planchet pressed D'Artagnan's hand, and ran towards the arbor.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, herber, "herb garden," from Old French erbier "field, meadow; kitchen garden," from Latin herba "grass, herb" (see herb). Later "a grassy plot" (early 14c., a sense also in Old French), "a shaded nook" (mid-14c.). Probably not from Latin arbor "tree," though perhaps influenced by its spelling.

The change from er- to ar- before consonants in Middle English also reflects a pronunciation shift: cf. farm from ferme, harbor from Old English herebeorg.

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