n. weak-stemmed plant that derives support from climbing
A vine is a growth form based on long, flexible stems.
Sentence in Classic:
He wanted to see her, not against the tea urn, but with her glass green eyes and thick body, the neck was broad as a pillar, against an arum lily or a vine.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
We had, on our way out, to cross a paved hall, with glass sides and roof, over which a vine was trained.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Like all children, who resemble young shoots of the vine, which cling to everything, she had tried to love; she had not succeeded.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
They have left their homes empty, they throw neck and hair free to the winds; while others fill the air with ringing cries, girt about with fawnskins, and carrying spears of vine.
Her ringlets were compared to the exuberant tendrils of the vine, her eye to the blue vault of heavens, and the most spotless cloud, with its glowing flush of the sun, was admitted to be less attractive than her bloom.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
A vine loaded with grapes was trained and grew luxuriantly about the mouth of the cave; there were also four running rills of water in channels cut pretty close together, and turned hither and thither so as to irrigate the beds of violets and luscious herbage over which they flowed.