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  • noun Plural form of cryptomeria.


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  • She thought of the cryptomerias in Japan, but they were more like the gigantic pillars of a cathedral, while these hurrying hordes of pines and birches were like human beings.

    The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp

  • I walked up the avenue with a feeling of awe, and it seemed as if the whole atmosphere of Nikko was surcharged with an element of sanctity, and that no one could gaze on the mountains and the groves of cryptomerias without being somewhat better than before.

    Travels in the Far East

  • We passed along an avenue of stately cryptomerias where stands an ancient pagoda.

    Travels in the Far East

  • This is the last and most astonishing scene in the evening's fairy-tale -- a luminous and weird scene, with fantastic distances lighted up by the moon, with the gigantic trees, the sacred cryptomerias, elevating their sombre boughs into a vast dome.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The main temple is painted red, with brass lanterns, and surrounded by cryptomerias.

    Travels in the Far East

  • The day was bright and the views from the car window gave one an ever-varying panorama, consisting of mountains, a long avenue of tall cryptomerias that seemed to extend for miles, cultivated fields, and luxuriant vegetation freshened by the recent rain.

    Travels in the Far East

  • It is frequently sheltered by avenues of colossal pines, cryptomerias, and other lofty trees; and small plantations of the graceful bamboo are generally to be seen in the neighbourhood of the roadside houses.

    Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs

  • A fine avenue of cryptomerias added much to the dignity of the approach.

    Travels in the Far East

  • Leaving the mausoleum, I passed down through the courts and gateways until I came to the avenue of cryptomerias, visiting a number of temples on the way, and finally I reached Iemitzu's temple.

    Travels in the Far East

  • One thinks that the designers might have done more in the way of variety; there are no conifers excepting a few cryptomerias and yews which will all be dead in a couple of years, and as for those yuccas, beloved of Italian municipalities, they will have grown more dyspeptic-looking than ever.

    Old Calabria


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