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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GARDENS

Numerous lamps were lighted in the trees, making the gardens bright as noon.

I fancied it in the fields, in the gardens, in the palace, in the prison.

At last we got through all the rooms and all the pictures, and came out into the gardens.

The last scene of the second act is in the gardens of the Convent of Virgins of the Sun.

He walked about the Gardens, delighting in the quiet and the coolness.

It was not the most extensive of these gardens which the more deeply impressed his heart.

And the place in which we stayed at that time was no less real than your own castle and your own gardens.

On our arrival in London we repaired to my father's lodgings in Spring Gardens.

Opposite the ancient palace, on the banks of the Lahn, are the gardens.

Was there any chance that she would descend into the gardens—dare he make a signal to her?

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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