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Orchard

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Órchard. n.s. [either hortyard or wortyard, says Skinner; ortʒeard, Saxon. Junius.] A garden of fruit-trees.

Planting of orchards is very profitable, as well as pleasurable. Bacon's Advice to Villiers.

They overcome their riches, not by making
Baths, orchards, fish pools.
Ben. Johnson.

Her private orchards wall'd on ev'ry side,
To lawless Sylvans all access deny'd.
Pope.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Jonson, Ben (70) · Junius, Francis (23) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Skinner, Stephen (55)

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