At one of the stakes we built a bough house so that the rope from the net would pass through the house.
Nay, he would not be butchered like a bird on a bough, he would fall fighting.
When it was midday, they saw a beautiful snow-white bird sitting on a bough.
Did you see those two birds fly away from that bough, sudden-like?
Every bough and every branch bore something useful as well as ornamental.
The seventh of these hath a bough which shoots over the boundary wall.
You have surprised this or that insect, motionless on a bough, blissfully basking in the sun.
That bough there tires me with its waving and its rising, as if it was alive.
Beneath the bough and the star,In a whispering foreign tongue, They talked of a land afarAnd the merry days so young!
And from tree to tree, and from bough to bough, vine branches hung in confusion.
Old English bog "shoulder, arm," extended in Old English to "twig, branch" (cf. limb (n.1)), from Proto-Germanic *bogaz (cf. Old Norse bogr "shoulder," Old High German buog, German Bug "shoulder, hock, joint"), from PIE *bhagus "elbow, forearm" (cf. Sanskrit bahus "arm," Armenian bazuk, Greek pakhys "forearm"). The "limb of a tree" sense is peculiar to English.