To this process, within reasonable limits, those who value the silvan greenery of England would be unreasonable to object.
In the light of day the silvan gods and goddesses looked specially uncomfortable, for want of a little foliage.
In the silence that followed these words silvan turned to Nance.
Within this silvan palace the most important personages present were invited to hold high festival.
Even the kindest villagers had taken to considering the words silvan would or would not speak at the last.
silvan, sil′van, adj. pertaining to woods, woody: inhabiting woods.
silvan deities of Greek mythology, with head and body of a man and legs of a goat.
Now, in the end, Nance foresaw wrested away from silvan the last of the distinctions she had hoped to win for him.
After the war was ended he went into the medical profession, entering on practice in silvan Springs, Arkansas.
Morto had his private reasons for losing no love upon silvan, and Megan hers of a similar nature.
"of the woods," 1570s; earlier as a noun (1560s), "deity of the woods," from Middle French sylvain, from Latin silvanus "pertaining to wood or forest" (originally only in silvanae "goddesses of the woods"), from silva "wood, forest, grove," of unknown origin. Silvanus was used by the Romans as the proper name of a god of woods and fields, identified with Pan. Spelling with -y- influenced by Greek hyle "forest," from which the Latin word was supposed to derive.