leafed leafed  /ˈlift/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having leaves or leaves as specified; often used in combination

Usage(s):

  1. Political professionals, consultants, lobbyists, reporters and pundits leafed madly through the unread pages of this election saga, but the voters took the book away and closed it.
  2. There he leafed through legal briefs, examined a stack of art books, but mainly just puttered.
  3. The stops had a theme: he made a series of leisurely visits to religious sites, including a gold-leafed Buddhist temple in Japan and an ancient Korean pagoda.

News

  • Employing new strategy in battle against deer

    My garden is under siege from deer. They attack in the dark of night and last week decimated my collection of gorgeous dark leafed Ninebarks (Physocarpus)and phlox paniculata. One 5-foot shrub was reduced to the size of a basketball.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit News

Quotes

  1. "I read that I was wearing a special four-leafed clover in my underwear that my boyfriend gave me for Valentine's Day. And that I now wear it every single day," says Ferrera, the star of the hit series "Ugly Betty."
    on Aug 3, 2008 By: America Ferrera Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  2. "It's being gold-leafed right now," Mughelli said. "It was my first rushing touchdown as a Falcon. Wait. That was my first rushing touchdown ever. Man, that makes it even more special."
    on Nov 4, 2007 By: Ovie Mughelli Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

  3. "I soon found myself observing when plants first blossomed and leafed," Thoreau wrote in an 1856 journal entry, "and I followed it up early and late, far and near, several years in succession."
    on Sep 27, 2007 By: Henry David Thoreau Source: Wall Street Journal

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