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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of pleach.


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  • That one word pleached, an heir-loom from Queen Elizabeth's day, gives to the noble sonnet an antique dignity and charm like the effect of an ancestral jewel.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Be drest in pure virgyn garments fromme head to heel, and girt with a red girdel of pleached corde, and shodde in blue.

    The Night Of the Solstice

  • Gilles Guillot continues that tradition at Orsan with pleached hedges, topiary forms and espaliers in many shapes.

    Paradise Regained

  • Closer to the Palace and separated from the parkland trees and lawns by a pleached lime screenisthe raised, formal rose garden which was created by the wife of Archbishop Runcie.

    Lambeth Palace Garden Open Days

  • I afterwards understood that the father of the present proprietor had a considerable taste for horticulture, which had been inherited by his son, and had formed these gardens, which, with their shaven turf, pleached alleys, wildernesses, and exotic trees and shrubs, greatly excelled anything of the kind which had been attempted in the neighbourhood.


  • The staircase terminated by a door opening into the alley of a garden, in which he again beheld the Zingaro hastening down a pleached walk.

    Quentin Durward

  • Thus in the Vale of Arcady nymph and satyr beguiled the hours; precisely thus, and not in honeyed pentameters, discoursed Elaine and the worn Sir Launcelot in the pleached alley.

    Main Street

  • Claudio, walking in a thick-pleached alley in mine orchard, were thus much overheard by a man of mine: the prince discovered to Claudio that he loved my niece your daughter and meant to acknowledge it this night in a dance: and if he found her accordant, he meant to take the present time by the top and instantly break with you of it.

    Much Ado About Nothing

  • Often, since even after dinner there was still a little light left outside, they left this long corridor unlighted, and, skirted by the trees that overhung it on the other side of the glass, it suggested a pleached alley in a wooded and shady garden.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • It was hedged with thickly pleached bushes, and covered with liquid water on the top of semi-liquid mud.

    Travels in West Africa


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  • "Often, since even after dinner there might still be a little light left outside, this long corridor was left unlighted, and, skirted by the trees that overhung it on the other side of the glass, it suggested a pleached alley in a wooded and shady garden."

    -- Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust, translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin, Revised by D.J. Enright, p 537 of the Modern Library paperback edition

    April 26, 2008

  • Pleached: to plait or interlace branches or vines to make a hedge or arbor (

    September 10, 2009