arbour

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arbour

1. a leafy glade or bower shaded by trees, vines, shrubs, etc., esp when trained about a trellis
2. Obsolete an orchard, garden, or lawn
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There was the fat boy, perfectly motionless, with his large circular eyes staring into the arbour, but without the slightest expression on his face that the most expert physiognomist could have referred to astonishment, curiosity, or any other known passion that agitates the human breast.
I made a step forward in the direction where the arbour ought to be, and the rustling and jingling of my clothes terrified me into immobility.
"One hour," repeated Inez, as she kissed her hand to him; and then blushing, ashamed at her own boldness, she darted from the arbour, and was seen for an instant gliding towards the cottage of her nurse, in which, at the next moment, she disappeared.
At last, when we got to his place of business and he pulled out his key from his coat-collar, he looked as unconscious of his Walworth property as if the Castle and the drawbridge and the arbour and the lake and the fountain and the Aged, had all been blown into space together by the last discharge of the Stinger.