bough bough  /ˈbaʊ/


  • (n) any of the larger branches of a tree


  1. By now, he was in the cross hairs of an Israeli drone, which had spotted him creeping along a wall, under a bough of orange bougainvillea.
  2. Prewar Moscow moviegoers loved to watch Tarzan hurtling from bough to bough, keening his apelike jungle call.
  3. When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, Down will come baby.


  • Snippets about Lake Tahoe

    • The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority board at the June 13 3pm meeting will vote on whether $75,000 should be spent on keeping SnowGlobe on the South Shore. Here is the agenda. • Bryan and Stefanie Bough completely renovated the old Alpine Realty building on [...]
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Lake Tahoe News


  1. In his notes to "The Wasteland" (1922), Eliot wrote, "To another work of anthropology I am indebted in general, one which has influenced our generation profoundly; I mean The Golden Bough" of James Frazer, a thorough account of the pagan...
    on Feb 14, 2005 By: TS Eliot Source: Asia Times Online

  2. "We're starting to hang all these little ornaments on the standings bill, and we'll see how long it is before the bough breaks," said House Minority Leader Christopher Rants, a Republican from Sioux City.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: Christopher Rants Source:

  3. "It just snowballed over a period of four years. It did not last long which was a shame. People went their own separate ways but he was a fantastic manager. How did he do it? He just bought good players. He bought Peter Shilton, he bough Kenny Burns...
    on Apr 12, 2009 By: Viv Anderson Source: SkySports

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