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goodly trees

goodly trees in the Bible

boughs of, were to be carried in festive procession on the first day of the feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:40). This was probably the olive tree (Neh. 8:15), although no special tree is mentioned.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • Bellingham mill, may you continue to be filled with goodly trees until you can assemble a class in Chaucer!

  • I was delighted with what delights everybody—the broad green common, adorned by goodly trees and goodly mansions.

  • He said: I see the boles of goodly trees, and betwixt them the gleaming of a great water.

  • A party of twenty or thirty, with Newport, landing here, found a variety of pretty flowers and goodly trees.

  • But in this sheltered nook and around the life-giving water green grass was growing, and there was a rim of goodly trees.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • goodly trees have since grown up from saplings that the judicious axe then scorned.

    In New England Fields and Woods Rowland E. Robinson
  • The number of goodly trees which a herd of bull elephants will thus destroy is utterly incredible.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6 Charles H. Sylvester

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