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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GARDEN

In the garden of Anaxagoras, you will find a statue of Pallas, carved from an olive-tree.

Robert went out into the garden, and dug some worms for bait.

Omar Ben became conscious of an uproar beyond the garden wall.

Katharine, dear, are you going to the vicar's garden party this afternoon?

Their cat came over the garden wall and bit off the blades of the irises.

But every evening, towards bedtime, she came into the garden to catch Mimi.

He ought to get her a proper servant and a man for the garden and the bath chair.

I do not think she will ever enter the garden of the Luxembourg again.

It should not be a tomb save as upon the fourth day the sepulchre in the garden!

The Garden City seems to be in a quiescent state at present.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old North French gardin (13c., Modern French jardin), from Vulgar Latin hortus gardinus "enclosed garden," via Frankish *gardo, from Proto-Germanic *gardaz- (cf. Old Frisian garda, Old Saxon gardo, Old High German garto, German Garten "garden," Old English geard "enclosure," see yard (n.1)). Italian giardino, Spanish jardin are from French.

Garden-party is by 1843. Garden variety in figurative sense first recorded 1928. To lead someone up the garden path "entice, deceive" is attested by 1925.

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