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olive crown

(esp in ancient Greece and Rome) a garland of olive leaves awarded as a token of victory
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  • Seest thou him with the olive crown about his head and the white beard?

    Stories from Virgil Alfred J. Church
  • In his hand is a branch of olive, and on his brow an olive crown.

  • The oil produced is of a superior quality, and leads the sanguine to believe that the olive crown will yet rest upon our brows.

  • In this case public opinion will no longer be feared, and an olive crown will be more valued than a purple mantle.

    The Aesthetical Essays Friedrich Schiller
  • A festive meal on this day was given to the family, the doors being decorated with an olive crown for a boy, with wool for a girl.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • Yes, the hand that now weaves the roses should have woven thee the olive crown!'

    The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  • Each of them has an olive crown fastened around his forehead by a figured medallion.

    The Temptation of St. Antony Gustave Flaubert

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