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- leavy (consisting of leaves; obsolete in the sense "covered with leaves")
- covered with leaves
- leafy trees
- containing much foliage
- a leafy avenue
- in the form of leaves (of some material)
- resembling a leaf
- (of a place) wealthy, middle- or upper-class
2008 January, Robert Syms, “Housing and Regeneration Bill: Exclusions from Subsidy Arrangements”, in parliamentary debates, House of Commons, column 392:
- Those are not necessarily the leafiest areas. From the tenants of Durham, £1,671,546 was used to subsidise people elsewhere. I am not familiar with Durham, it may be a very leafy place in the north-east, but I suspect that there is a need for those funds.
2014 July 21, Kyle Caldwell, “Income tax league table: the towns that pay the most and least tax in Britain”, in Daily Telegraph:
- Income tax payments cost the average British taxpayer £4,985 a year, but those who reside in the leafiest areas of the country pay three times this amount.
2014 October 10, Fraser Nelson, “Clacton by-election: The Tories cannot fight for leafy areas and forget the poor”, in The Guardian:
- The Tories plan to give their all against the other Ukip defector, Mark Reckless, in the more prosperous Rochester & Strood next month. But this plays to the stereotype: Tories fighting for leafy areas, hiding from the poorer ones.
covered with leaves
containing much foliage
in the form of leaves (of some material)
resembling a leaf
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