It has a short stem bearing a tuft of long, narrow, arching leaves, 2 to 2 ft.
He surveyed her bare legs with twinkling eyes, arching a brow as he spoke.
Elegant liliaceous plants, with rhizomatous stems. P. multiflorum (Solomon's Seal), 2 to 3 ft., with arching stems, and drooping white flowers from the leaf axils, is a handsome border plant, doing especially well in partial shade amongst shrubs, and also well adapted for pot culture for early forcing.
They are chiefly manifested in the form and number of the horns, which may be increased from the normal two to four or even eight, or may be altogether absent in the female alone or in both sexes; in the shape and length of the ears, which often hang pendent by the side of the head; in the peculiar elevation or arching of the nasal bones in some eastern races; in the length of the tail, and the development of great masses of fat at each side of its root or in the tail itself; and in the colour and quality of the fleece.
From the arching of the upper lip this corolla is called ringent.
He walked about in front of the line and at every step pulled himself up, slightly arching his back.
The near side horse, arching his head and breaking into a short canter, tugged at his traces.
The images he placed in her mind were of her arching beneath him, crying out his name, while he drank from her.
The ground is secured by timbering, or more usually by arching in masonry or brick-work.
arching theme of the two studies is how much arc magmatism contributes to continental growth.
They grow in the upper axils of the linear or lance shaped, deep green arching leaves.
Wide elegant boulevards, with parades full of long arching palm trees?
danglegonatum Solomon's Seal Arching stems with dangling white bells.
It has feathery, gray green arching leaves, with very small flowers and yellow /red edible fruits.
The light arching fronds of ferns are a lovely addition to baskets hung in shadier positions.
graceful white swan arching its beautiful neck.
philadelphus coronarius is a deciduous shrub with light green leaves and arching stems which bear a profusion of wonderfully fragrant white flowers.
Hissing, arching the back, laying back ears, etc., are all communications between animals negotiating their position in the dominance hierarchy.
More China Cabinets: This site has only one example of a corner cabinet, but it's a beautiful cherry finish with tall, arching glass panels.
Close your right eye, arching your eyebrow to tighten your lid.
The slender new culms spring gracefully from the carpet of arching foliage.
It does not form a main stem like most of the Dracaena family, but remains as a bold spreading tuft, which sends up graceful arching spikes of ivory-white flowers every year from near the ground to a height of 4 to 6 feet.
Coriaria Rustifolia - a tall shrubby climber of 10 to 20 feet, with square stems and slender arching shoots, covered with fresh green foliage and sprays of tiny green flowers drooping prettily from the leaf-axils.
Europe. C. simplicifolia is an interesting, desirable, and free-growing subject for the rock garden; flowers rich yellow in June and July, on arching and drooping Laburnum-like racemes.
It is covered from the base almost to the top with long, arching leaves, and in the flowering season is crowned with erect rigid spikes 6 1/2 inches long, so that it resembles an elongated ear of wheat.
There is a family likeness among the kinds, the best known being L. acuminata, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 feet high, with slender arching stems, in early summer wreathed with white bell-shaped pretty flowers.
The solitary flowers are of a bright rose-pink, and are freely produced in June on the, arching branches of the previous seasons growth.
Vigorous young plants and suckers in good soil will produce handsome arching leaves 5 feet long.
All are handsome, with broad beautifully arching fronds, which are especially ornamental if seen a little above the level of the eye.
Progression is marked by a tensing of the muscles, arching, fever, seizures, and high-pitched crying.
Constant crying with back arching usually accompanies the frequent vomiting.
If breath holding lasts ten seconds or more, the unconscious child may experience muscle twitching, one or two jerky movements, back arching, body stiffening, or a true seizure.
In the "cat stretch," position, the woman rests on her hands and knees, slowly arching the back.
Men might also come right out and tell you they like you or do more subtle things, such as arching their backs, or sticking out their chests.
To move into Cat Pose, imagine a string tied to the middle of your back is pulled upwards, arching your back into what a black cat looks like on Halloween.
If your back is arching, raise your straight leg to a higher position.
Avoid arching your back upward, pushing your buttocks into the air.
This will require you to pull your abs up and in to keep your back from arching.
"He didn't hurt you, did he?" she asked, one eyebrow arching.
That arching of the back was the only warning Alex had before the horse went into a bucking frenzy.
It landed on its back and flipped onto its feet, arching its tail angrily over its back.
He took the guitar a little above the fingerboard, arching his left elbow with a somewhat theatrical gesture, and, with a wink at Anisya Fedorovna, struck a single chord, pure and sonorous, and then quietly, smoothly, and confidently began playing in very slow time, not My Lady, but the well-known song: Came a maiden down the street.
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