from The Century Dictionary.

  • With a border of box, as a parterre or path in a garden.


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  • The woman went quickly down the box-edged path between the raspberries and currants, and as she walked her well-developed form and gait betrayed her individuality.

    The Woodlanders

  • Looking out of the window a few minutes later, down the box-edged gravel-path which led to the bottom, he saw the garden door gently open, and through it enter the young girl of his thoughts, Grace having just at this juncture determined to return and attempt the interview a second time.

    The Woodlanders

  • To begin with were fascinating cottages with neat little box-edged gardens and straw-thatched roofs; curious evergreen trees with stiff jointed branches known locally as monkey-puzzles; there were pretty children, some of whom waved hands of recognition; there were skylarks singing in the blue above, their happy notes falling like musical rain; there were big black and white magpies and black choughs, rooks and corbies, now known to the young people by their English names.

    The Spanish Chest

  • Myriads of mosquitoes hung in the air, and the bumble bees flew back and forth between the box-edged beds.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12

  • She did not wish to receive further rebuke, and so in a very few minutes the two parted and Kate ran up the box-edged path, beginning to hum a sweet old love song in a gay light voice, as she tripped by the dining-room windows, and thus announced her arrival.

    Marcia Schuyler

  • It had always been a beautiful garden, full of flowering shrubs, and wide lawns, and winding, box-edged paths.

    A Sheaf of Corn

  • Through the veil of these half-understood recollections, Sylvia saw highly inaccurate pictures of great magnificent rooms filled with heavy old mahogany furniture, of riotously colored rose-gardens, terraced and box-edged, inhabited by beautiful ladies always, like Aunt Victoria,

    The Bent Twig

  • Then there was a large kitchen-garden, with standards and espaliers, and box-edged beds.

    Father Payne

  • Roses here and there sprang from the grass, and a narrow box-edged path led to a small door in a low green-mantled wing, with its one square window above the porch.

    The Return

  • Down the box-edged pathways past the flower pots of red;

    Marjorie's New Friend


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