coppice

Part of speech: noun

A low growing thicket. copse.

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Usage examples "coppice":

  1. It was a most lucky thing for me, that I heard their clothes catch in the brambles, and saw their hats under the rampart of ash, which is made by what we call 'splashing, ' and lucky, for me that I stood in a goyal, and had the dark coppice behind me. - "Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor", R. D. Blackmore.
  2. As he passed through a coppice on his way he came upon a boy and a figure following with a sack, whether man or boy he could not say, as it was in deep shadow. - "Dr. Jolliffe's Boys", Lewis Hough.
  3. The lovers were too tired the last evening of hay harvest to go rambling, and sat in the orchard watching the moon slide up through the coppice behind the church. - "The Freelands", John Galsworthy.