The bigger the bough, the more fruit is likely to sprout from it.
One form of plough still used consists of a crooked bough, with an iron share attached.
A bird sits on the next bough, life-everlasting grows under the table, and blackberry vines run round its legs; pine cones, chestnut burs, and strawberry leaves are strewn about.
We chose the strongest-looking bough of the tree as the base for our treehouse.
Candidates had further to be fugitives (probably slaves), and as a preliminary had to break off a bough from a specified tree.