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Definition of Bough


  1. An arm or branch of a tree, esp. a large arm or main branch.
  2. A gallows.

Bough Quotations

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
D. H. Lawrence

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
Dante Alighieri

A book of verses underneath the bough, A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou.
Edward Fitzgerald

My own novel, 'The Silver Bough,' about the inhabitants of a remote town at risk of being overwhelmed by Scotland's mythological past, was once criticised by a disgruntled fan as 'fantasy for people who don't read fantasy.'
Lisa Tuttle
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Bough Translations

bough in Afrikaans is tak
bough in Danish is gren
bough in Dutch is aftakking, tak
bough in Finnish is oksa
bough in French is branche
bough in German is Ast {m}
bough in Italian is ramo
bough in Portuguese is ramo
bough in Spanish is rama
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