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Garland,

city (1990 pop. 180,650), Dallas co., N Tex., a suburb of Dallas; inc. 1891. Since World War II, Garland has grown from an agricultural community into an important center for electronics research and for the production of electronic equipment. Other manufactures include oil-field equipment, chemicals, apparel, sheet metal, and processed foods. An air force station is there. Garland remains one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.

Garland

An ornament in the form of a bank, wreath, or festoon of leaves, fruits, or flowers.

bay leaf garland

A stylized laurel leaf used in the form of a garland to decorate torus moldings.

garland

[′gär·lənd]
(mining engineering)
A channel fixed around a shaft in order to catch the water draining down the walls and conduct it to a lower level. Also known as water curb; water garland; water ring.

garland

An ornament in the form of a band, a wreath, or a festoon of leaves, fruits, or flowers.

garland

1. a representation of such a wreath, as in painting, sculpture, etc.
2. a collection of short literary pieces, such as ballads or poems; miscellany or anthology
3. Nautical a ring or grommet of rope

Garland

Judy, real name Frances Gumm. 1922--69, US singer and film actress. Already a child star, she achieved international fame with The Wizard of Oz (1939). Later films included Meet Me in St Louis (1944) and A Star is Born (1954)
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Thus, frightened as she at first was, you might by and by have seen Europa stroking the bull's forehead with her small white hand, and taking the garlands off her own head to hang them on his neck and ivory horns.
Woodroof and anemonies grew almost too high; blooming convolvuluses and blackberry-bushes hung in long garlands from tree to tree, where the nightingale sang and the sunbeams were playing: it was very beautiful, but it was no place for girls to go; their clothes would get so torn.
As if a magician's wand had touched him, the garland of roses transformed him into a vision of Oriental beauty.
She lifted the garland of roses from his head and flung it across the room.
Even so, dear lord -- and her hair was white under the garland --"
David of Doncaster shot first and landed safely through the rose garland.
The garland would topple over in a most impish way at every breath, although the arrows went through it.
And there were the low Paumotus, and the high Marquesas; he saw himself often, now, on board trading schooners or frail little cutters, slipping out at dawn through the reef at Papeete and beginning the long beat through the pearl-atolls to Nukahiva and the Bay of Taiohae, where Tamari, he knew, would kill a pig in honor of his coming, and where Tamari's flower-garlanded daughters would seize his hands and with song and laughter garland him with flowers.
Not for her were to be the lengthening shadows or the fading garland.
He was seated on a cushioned chair, and had a garland on his head, for he had been sacrificing in the court; and there were some other chairs in the room arranged in a semicircle, upon which we sat down by him.
Max Beerbohm in a volume of parodies entitled "A Christmas Garland," where I found myself in very good company.
I trust, Mr Garland, my dear Sir, that we may mutually congratulate each other upon this auspicious occasion.