Deck your halls instead with boughs of holly, shouting “Merry Christmas” (or “Happy Hanukkah”) well into the night.
It was in the early summer, and the foliage was green above him as the boughs swayed gently to and fro in the morning breeze.
About two hundred of the French were concealed in the mass of boughs, and fired at us.
In a word, Gothic vaulting and tracery have been studiously made like to boughs of trees.
Then we pushed into the mass of boughs and drove the French back into their breastwork.
I stooped to avoid the boughs under which my horse carried me.
He cut some boughs of hemlock, growing near us, and spread them in a little hollow.
Here they took some rest, and ate of the fruit that hung from the boughs round them.
They made a stretcher of boughs and carried me for some miles to their kraal inland.
When the tree was finished, and the church had been decked with boughs and holly, they all went home for a well-merited rest.
Old English bog "shoulder, arm," extended in Old English to "twig, branch" (cf. limb (n.1)), from Proto-Germanic *bogaz (cf. Old Norse bogr "shoulder," Old High German buog, German Bug "shoulder, hock, joint"), from PIE *bhagus "elbow, forearm" (cf. Sanskrit bahus "arm," Armenian bazuk, Greek pakhys "forearm"). The "limb of a tree" sense is peculiar to English.