Definition for aspen (2 of 2)
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Some look at the Aspen museum and wonder whether Ban will be able to continue creating his humanitarian “virtuous” architecture.
Even Ban functions within this system, as the Aspen museum illustrates.
Earlier this month a brand new art museum opened in the posh mountain resort town of Aspen, Colorado.
At a conference in Aspen I ran into some people in the TV business.Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto|Andrew Romano|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Chris finds a quieter kind of satisfaction in the huts that dot the Rockies around Aspen.Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard|The Daily Beast|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But beyond cleansing the wound and telegraphing by way of Denver to Aspen for skilled help, there was little he could do.The King of Arcadia|Francis Lynde
It pointed at an aspen grove out in the pines two hundred feet away.Watched by Wild Animals|Enos A. Mills
Another and another followed, and the Dutchman trembled like an aspen leaf.Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea|Charles H. L. Johnston
Then the Summoner, “quaking like an aspen leaf for ire,” stands up in his stirrups and claims to be heard in turn.Chaucer and His England|G. G. Coulton
It feeds on aspen, and other kinds of poplar, in June and July.The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series|Richard South
British Dictionary definitions for aspen
Word Origin for aspen
Word Origin and History for aspen
late 14c., from adjective or genitive form of Old English æspe "aspen tree, white poplar," from Proto-Germanic *aspo (cf. Old Norse ösp, Middle Dutch espe, Old High German aspa, German Espe), from PIE *apsa "aspen" (cf. Lithuanian opuse). The current form in English probably arose from phrases such as aspen leaf, aspen bark. Its leaves have been figurative of tremulousness and quaking since at least early 15c. (an Old English name for it was cwicbeam, literally "quick-tree").