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A large branch of a tree.

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Usage examples (37)
  • We hung a swing from a bough of the large oak tree.
  • The glory passed from bough to bough—
  • Moths being burgled dogs needing stitches canals making phone calls the bough breaking...
  • The bough was the hand that had struck them out of the darkness, had thrown her to the sod and killed her animal.
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  • She had to "bow" (bend one's knee, submit) under the "bough" (big tree branch) as the king passed by.
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