Deck your halls instead with boughs of holly, shouting “Merry Christmas” (or “Happy Hanukkah”) well into the night.
It was in the early summer, and the foliage was green above him as the boughs swayed gently to and fro in the morning breeze.
Just beneath at the first forking of the boughs a candle burned.
In a word, Gothic vaulting and tracery have been studiously made like to boughs of trees.
How steady it was as it moved among the boughs, extinguishing the lights.
I stooped to avoid the boughs under which my horse carried me.
Breaking his way in among the boughs he searched more carefully.
Here they took some rest, and ate of the fruit that hung from the boughs round them.
But the old masters are not satisfied with drawing carrots for boughs.
When the tree was finished, and the church had been decked with boughs and holly, they all went home for a well-merited rest.
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.