arboreal

Definition: Of or pertaining to a tree or trees

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The Club of Queer Trades - By Gilbert Keith Chesterton
...He has a special line in arboreal villas ....
Tarzan of the Apes - By Edgar Rice Burroughs, A.C. McClurg & Company, W.F. Hall Printing Company
...One by one the tribe swung down from their arboreal retreats and formed a circle about Tar-zan and his vanquished foe ....
The Return of Tarzan - By Edgar Rice Burroughs
...Clayton had erected a frail partition of boughs to divide their arboreal shelter into two rooms--one for the girl and the other for Monsieur Thu-....
At the Earth's Core - By Edgar Rice Burroughs
...Their arms were rather longer and their legs shorter in proportion to the torso than in man, and later I noticed that their \* great toes protruded at right angles from their feet--because of their arboreal habits, I presume ....
Before Adam - By Jack London
...Thus, when you and I, asleep or dozing off to sleep, fall through space and awake to sickening consciousness just before we strike, we are merely remembering what happened to our arboreal ancestors, and which has been stamped by cerebral changes into the heredity of the race ....
Desert Gold - By Zane Grey
...It opened wide upon a wonderful scene, an arboreal desert, dominated by its pure light green, yet lined by many merging colors ....
The Son of Tarzan - By Edgar Rice Burroughs
...Here little Meriem slept in comparative warmth and safety, while The Killer and the ape perched upon near-by branches, the former always before the entrance to the lofty domicile, where he best could guard its inmate from the dangers of arboreal enemies ....
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar - By Edgar Rice Burroughs
...Not as an ordinary mortal might strike a blow did Tarzan of the Apes strike; but with the maddened frenzy of a wild beast backed by the steel thews which his wild, arboreal boyhood had bequeathed him ....
Jungle Tales of Tarzan - By Edgar Rice Burroughs
...Perhaps it was the very joy of living that urged him from his arboreal couch to pit his muscles and his senses against the jungle night, and then, too, Tarzan always was goaded by an intense desire to know ....
"Where Angels Fear to Tread" - By Morgan Robertson
...At a stage when most boys are passing through the age of stone, with its marbles, caves, and slings, he was yet in the earlier arboreal period--a climber--and would swing from branch to branch with almost the agility of an ape ....
Tarzan the Terrible - By Edgar Rice Burroughs
...Of course she knew what had happened; since her own people were semi-arboreal; but she could not track him through the trees, having no such well-developed sense of scent as he ....
The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu - By Sax Rohmer
...Here we found unkempt laurel bushes and acacias run riot, from which arboreal tangle protruded the notice--" To be Let or Sold . "...
Men and Events of Forty Years - By Josiah Busnell Grinnell, Henry W. Parker
...As an early writer, I associate him with the lamented Governor Grimes, Mark Miller and others, and even their superior in originality and practical results at his beautiful home; with national association as the champion of the Wealthy apple and the vigorous, beautiful Catalpa; commemorated by ten thousand fields which may sing his praises by the soft breezes in the branches of the arboreal blessings he above all others has brought to our state ....
Ann Veronica - By Herbert George Wells
...Great vistas of history opened, and she and her aunt were near reverting to the primitive and passionate and entirely indecorous arboreal--were swinging from branches by the arms, and really going on quite dr ad...
The Wanderings of a Spiritualist - By Arthur Conan Doyle
...I can trace every sort of atavism, the arboreal, the cave dweller, the adventurous raider, and the tribal instinct in the child, but this development seems a little premature ....
Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things - By Henry Van Dyke
...How else shall we account for the arboreal instincts that cling to his posterity ?...
The Red One - By Jack London
...Especially had he been in quest of the famed jungle butterfly, a foot across from wing-tip to wing-tip, as velvet-dusky of lack of color as was the gloom of the roof, of such lofty arboreal habits that it resorted only to the jungle roof and could be brought down only by a dose of shot ....
The Man of Gold - By Rufino Blanco-Fombona, Isaac Goldberg
...At all events, one 's eyes look for a tail, thinking that the regular life of such a hominoid must be arboreal ....
The Passionate Friends - By Herbert George Wells
...converged to remind us that we were a million years or so beyond those purely arboreal days ... We seemed for a time to be confronted before an audience that hesitated to interfere . "...