Adjective : a shady, sylvan glade. From Dictionary.com.
How did I know, at once and beyond question, that this was no Celtic, or silvan, or terrestrial twilight?. From Wordnik.com. [Surprised by Joy]
"Look, Bribri," she said -- "Daphnè I mean -- he is one of the silvan deities, or perhaps Narcissus looking at himself in the water.". From Wordnik.com. [Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 330, April 1843] Reference
I paused, therefore, on a rising ground, and, not unmoved by the sense of interest which that species of silvan sport is so much calculated to inspire. From Wordnik.com. [Rob Roy] Reference
The dance around the Maypole was arrested — the ring broken up and dispersed, while the dancers, each leading his partner by the hand, tripped, off to the silvan theatre. From Wordnik.com. [The Abbot] Reference
Our old silvan tapestries, similarly, are of that age. From Wordnik.com. [Appreciations, with an Essay on Style] Reference
Beneath a huge oak-tree the silvan repast was hastily prepared for the. From Wordnik.com. [Ivanhoe] Reference
The diminished list of competitors for silvan fame still amounted to eight. From Wordnik.com. [Ivanhoe] Reference
Ye watery powers of fountain, stream, and lake j Ye silvan gods, and gods of night, awake!. From Wordnik.com. [Ovid's Metamorphoses, tr. by dr. Garth, and others] Reference
Lodge belonged, and of the silvan knights to whose care it had been from time to time confided. From Wordnik.com. [Woodstock; or, the Cavalier] Reference
This silvan sound conveyed great delight to our ancestors, chiefly, I suppose, from association. From Wordnik.com. [Marmion] Reference
Within this silvan palace the most important personages present were invited to hold high festival. From Wordnik.com. [The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day] Reference
The whole town and countryside had assembled to witness or bear a share in the merry silvan sports, instituted with. From Wordnik.com. [In the Wars of the Roses A Story for the Young] Reference
Around the walls hung a part of his armour and weapons, with hawking gloves, hunting-poles, and other instruments of silvan sport. From Wordnik.com. [The Betrothed] Reference
Elizabeth's silvan dress, which was of a pale blue silk, with silver lace and AIGUILLETTES, approached in form to that of the ancient. From Wordnik.com. [Kenilworth] Reference
In a long, low parlour, amply furnished with implements of the chase, and with silvan trophies, by a massive stone chimney, over which hung. From Wordnik.com. [Kenilworth] Reference
After having in vain endeavoured to select the most beaten path, in hopes it might lead to the cottage of some herdsman, or the silvan lodge of. From Wordnik.com. [Ivanhoe] Reference
It was to the autumn pilgrims, who arrived on the 14th (of the month Tisri, the feast beginning on the 15th) day, like entrance into a silvan city. From Wordnik.com. [Easton's Bible Dictionary] Reference
Closes in the hands of strangers, retaining their silvan appearance, than know them for my own, if torn up by agriculture, or covered with buildings. From Wordnik.com. [Waverley Novels — Volume 12] Reference
But in some of the skirmishes which were common during the civil wars, this little silvan dwelling had been attacked and defended, stormed and burnt. From Wordnik.com. [Woodstock; or, the Cavalier] Reference
Its enclosure was now broken down in many places, and the hinds with their fawns fed free and unstartled up to the very windows of the silvan palace. From Wordnik.com. [Woodstock; or, the Cavalier] Reference
The dark woods that waved over her head, contrasted with the rich and smiling vallies that lay before her, gave inimitable charms to the silvan scene. From Wordnik.com. [Cava of Toledo; or, the Gothic Princess] Reference
See that red squirrel, how lightly he runs along that fallen trunk! how furtively he glances with his sharp bright eye at the intruders on his silvan haunts!. From Wordnik.com. [Lost in the Backwoods] Reference
Yet the borders of this wild and silvan region, where the mountains descended upon the lake, intimated, even at that early period, many traces of human habitation. From Wordnik.com. [The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day] Reference
Around, and at a distance from them, were seen many a bold yeoman, whose silvan dress and weatherbeaten countenances showed the ordinary nature of their occupation. From Wordnik.com. [Ivanhoe] Reference
Gurth and Wamba in the earlier part of the story, but one which was the centre of a silvan amphitheatre, within half a mile of the demolished castle of Torquilstone. From Wordnik.com. [Ivanhoe] Reference
His peculiarly shy and, as it were, silvan nature, made it physically impossible for him to live in crowded streets and push his way through throngs of indifferent men. From Wordnik.com. [Robert F. Murray: His Poems with a Memoir] Reference
Besides, he understood the youth was a second Sir Tristrem in silvan sports by wood and river, and there needed no more to fetter Raoul's soul to him with bands of steel. From Wordnik.com. [The Betrothed] Reference
(I think) see the Earl's Closes in the hands of strangers, retaining their silvan appearance, than know them for my own, if torn up by agriculture, or covered with buildings. From Wordnik.com. [My Aunt Margaret's Mirror] Reference
Beneath a huge oak-tree the silvan repast was hastily prepared for the King of England, surrounded by men outlaws to his government, but who now formed his court and his guard. From Wordnik.com. [Ivanhoe] Reference
Nor was he less surprised to see Richard surrounded by so many silvan attendants, the outlaws, as they seemed to be, of the forest, and a perilous retinue therefore for a prince. From Wordnik.com. [Ivanhoe] Reference
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