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ARBOUR, or ARBOR (originally " herber...

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 339 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARBOUR, or ARBOR (originally " herber " or " erber," O. Fr. herbier, from Lat. herbarium, a collection of herbs, herba, grass; the word came to be spelt " arber " through its pronunciation, as in the case of Derby, and by the 16th century was written " arbour," helped by a confusion of derivation from Lat. arbor, a tree, and by change of meaning), a grass-plot or lawn, a herb-garden, or orchard, and a shady bower of interlaced trees, or climbing plants trained on lattice-work. The application of the word has shifted from the grass-covered ground, the proper meaning, to the covering of trees overhead. " Arbor " (from the Latin for " tree ") is a term applied to the spindle of a wheel, particularly in clock-making.
End of Article: ARBOUR, or ARBOR (originally " herber " or " erber," O. Fr. herbier, from Lat. herbarium, a collection of herbs, herba, grass; the word came to be spelt " arber " through its pronunciation, as in the case of Derby, and by the 16th century was written " ar
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