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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OLIVES

It is situated at the foot of the Mount of Olives, on the way to Jericho.

I drew three Leadings-forth and two Mounts of Olives on five half-sheets.

Some of the olives that were prepared to be eat green, were as good as those of Provence.

Strain the sauce over the olives, and put the vegetables in the centre.

"I will have no more to do with figs or olives either," cried out Herr Ignaz.

It is not beauty that is wanted of you, nor shade, but olives.

The "Mount of Olives" was begun in 1800, and finished during the following year.

"No one has loved me since my two Olives left me," he muttered.

This is as though they say the oil pot itself gathers the olives.

They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "olive tree," from Old French olive "olive, olive tree" (13c.) or directly from Latin oliva "olive, olive tree," from Greek elaia "olive tree, olive," probably from the same Aegean language (perhaps Cretan) as Armenian ewi "oil." Applied to the fruit or berry of the tree in English from late 14c. As a color from 17c. Olive branch as a token of peace is from early 13c.