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  • noun Obsolete spelling of ivy.


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  • The Centaures were crowned with yuie, that is called _Dendrocyssos_.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • And from thence, shee and her companion brought mee from thys garden to an other, where I behelde an arching _Areostile_, from the ground bent to the toppe, fyue paces in height and three ouer, and thus continued rounde about the compasse of the garden, in an orderly and requisite proportioning, all inuested and couered ouer with greene yuie, so that no part of the wall was to be seene.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Pearle, close ioyned and set together: and towardes the toppe, there sprouted out greene yuie, the leaues thickning and bushing out from the

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • But what will this monster of men, this Stupor mundi, this Diaboli primogenitus & hæres not arrogate for his owne aduancement; like yuie climing aloft, & choking the trée by whose helpe it créepeth vp from the root to the top.

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12) Henrie the Second

  • Pearles, vvith the stringes and veines of golde, running vppe in diuers places betwixt the Pearles, in a most rare and curious sort, as if it had beene very growing yuie, with berries of precious stones sette in the stalkes in little bunches: and in the bushes were Ringe-doues of silke, as if they had beene feeding of the berries, all along the sides of the square plotted garden walles: ouer the which, in master-like and requisite order, stretched out the beame and Zophor of golde.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Wild yuie) for it is dedicated to Bacchus & therefore it is sayd that the Maenades (that is Bacchus franticke priestes) vsed in theyr sacrifice to carry Thyrsos, which were pointed staues or Iauelins, wrapped about with yuie.

    Shepheardes Calendar


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  • Hey, I like this obsolete spelling for ivy. Bring it back!

    October 25, 2011