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vine +‎ yard



vinyard (plural vinyards)

  1. Obsolete spelling of vineyard
    • 1533 (1651 pub.), Henry Cornelius Agrippa, De Occulta Philosophia
      ...therefore they who are more religiously and holily instructed, neither set a tree nor plant their vinyard, nor undertake any mean work without divine invocation...
    • 1623,, Sir Francis Bacon, Letter to the Decipherer
      To the garden,
      Whose western side, circummured with brick,
      Is with a vinyard back’d.
      To that vinyard is a planchéd gate
      That makes his opening by a little door
      Which from the garden to the vinyard leads.
    • 1788 (1876 pub.), Mrs. Godwin Senior (as quoted by Charles Kegan Paul), William Godwin: His Friends and Contemporaries, Henry S. King and Co. pub. (1876), p. 55
      ...she may not be as the fig-tree whome the master of the vinyard came seeking fruit and found none.


"vinyard" in the Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G & C. Merriam, 1828.