Scenery Scen"er*y, n. 1. Assemblage of scenes; the paintings and hangings representing the scenes of a play; the disposition and arrangement of the scenes in which the action of a play, poem, etc., is laid; representation of place of action or occurence. [1913 Webster]

2. Sum of scenes or views; general aspect, as regards variety and beauty or the reverse, in a landscape; combination of natural views, as woods, hills, etc. [1913 Webster]

Never need an American look beyond his own country for the sublime and beautiful of natural scenery. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

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