glade


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  • noun

Synonyms for glade

a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area

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Then suddenly traversing a little glade, I saw with an unpleasant start two clumsy legs among the trees, walking with noiseless footsteps parallel with my course, and perhaps thirty yards away from me.
I would speak with your companions who are in the glade at Rocca Bianca.
He had led us from the depth of the "winding way" into a glade from whence the beeches withdrew, leaving it open to the sky; an unclouded moon poured her light into this glade, and Hunsden held out under her beam an ivory miniature.
Beyond was an open glade, and in this were five of the most extraordinary creatures that I have ever seen.
Then Robin took his good yew bow in his hand, and placing the tip at his instep, he strung it right deftly; then he nocked a broad clothyard arrow and, raising the bow, drew the gray goose feather to his ear; the next moment the bowstring rang and the arrow sped down the glade as a sparrowhawk skims in a northern wind.
After going through the wood for about a mile and a half they came out on a glade where troops of Tuchkov's corps were stationed to defend the left flank.
In a little moonlit glade, a mile or so from the camp of the raiders, her rescuer halted and dropped her to the ground.
Once, as they lay in hiding in a dense wood beside a little open glade across which the road wound, the boy saw two knights enter the glade from either side.
I'll grease the surveyor's palm--give him a hundred rubles, or a hundred and fifty, and he'll reckon that there are some five desyatins of glade to be deducted.
Down the glade there came a little green-clad page with laughing eyes, and long curls floating behind him.
Taking the rope and leading the way, I passed through a glade of tangled vines and bushes that ran between two wooded knolls.
277-286) Further yet you went, far-shooting Apollo, until you came to the town of the presumptuous Phlegyae who dwell on this earth in a lovely glade near the Cephisian lake, caring not for Zeus.
At the end of a broad avenue of firs a cool green glade spread its grassy carpet in the midst of the surrounding plantation.
They kept to the brush and trees, and invariably the man halted and peered out before crossing a dry glade or naked stretch of upland pasturage.
On reaching the copse, Levin got out of the trap and led Oblonsky to a corner of a mossy, swampy glade, already quite free from snow.