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  • noun Plural form of grapery.


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  • One of the most troublesome intruders in our graperies is the Vine dresser

    Our Common Insects A Popular Account of the Insects of Our Fields, Forests, Gardens and Houses 1872

  • It has been described how the Misses Dobbin lived with their father at a fine villa at Denmark Hill, where there were beautiful graperies and peach-trees which delighted little Georgy Osborne.

    Vanity Fair 2006

  • When his father married, Mr. Thomas Newcome, jun., and Sarah his nurse were transported from the cottage where they had lived in great comfort to the palace hard by, surrounded by lawns and gardens, pineries, graperies, aviaries, luxuries of all kinds.

    The Newcomes 2006

  • We do not expect to have pineries, graperies, equipages, horses, diamonds, -- we say openly and of course that we do not.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864 Various

  • The carpenters went away from the kiosks, the masons from the face-walls, the smiths from the graperies, the gardeners from the lawns, and everything came to a stand-still.

    Stories by American Authors, Volume 1 Various

  • In fruit-forcing houses, especially early graperies, gardeners have a prejudice against growing any other plants than the grapevines lest red spiders, thrips, or mealy bugs are introduced with the plants, but in the case of mushrooms no such grounds are tenable.

    Mushrooms: how to grow them a practical treatise on mushroom culture for profit and pleasure William Falconer

  • She drew upon her accumulation of money that had thriven long in a private bank, and expended it in laying out new lawns, planting new trees, building new stables, erecting tasteful graperies and kiosks.

    Stories by American Authors, Volume 1 Various

  • His fine graperies made such a vivid impression upon my husband that his description of them almost enabled me to see the luscious fruit itself before me.

    As I Remember Recollections of American Society during the Nineteenth Century Marian Gouverneur

  • The staff of our laboratory had been reduced from three officers to two, and after a good deal of discussion, Major Rankin dropped out at his own earnest request and was detailed to the Canadian Corps to train for the position of D.A.D.M.S. To celebrate the occasion he gave us a little dinner, and invested heavily in nectarines, strawberries and peaches from the graperies.

    On the Fringe of the Great Fight 1921

  • Didn't Linwood bristle with great views and other glories, with gardens and graperies and black ponies, to say nothing of gardeners and grooms who were notoriously and quotedly droll; to say nothing, in particular, of our aunt Elizabeth, who had been Miss Bay of

    A Small Boy and Others Henry James 1879


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