Copses sentence example

copses
  • Their fire threw the latter into serious confusion and he had already decided to attack with his nearest division (de Cissey) in the direction of the steeple of Vionville, when his attention was caught by the outbreak of heavy firing in the copses below him, and the entry of fresh Prussian guns into action.

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  • Corps and of the 40th brigade, which latter had been at once ordered into the Tronville copses to check portions of Tixier's division of the French 3rd Corps, which under cover of these copses had gradually worked round the Prussian flank.

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  • The bush is grouped in copses on meadows, which produce a coarse tall grass.

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  • The rich undulating pasture-land with clumps of trees and copses resembles a park.

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  • The French who had thrown themselves into houses, copses, &c., picked off the officers, and the flanks of the long Prussian lines swayed and got into confusion.

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  • It is a native of Europe and north Asia, and found apparently wild in copses and woods in Britain.

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  • The stations of the plants are minutely described; and Cambridge students still gather some of their rarer plants in the copses or chalk-pits where he found them.

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  • Gives impetus to hedgerow conservation, flight ponds, copses, conservation headlands, beetle banks.

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  • These forest remnants take the form of small copses of Holm Oak where the total number of trees is less than thirty.

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  • Scattered small ponds are associated with the farms and isolated woodland copses.

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  • It was now ordered to deploy and to co-operate with the 40th brigade in an attack on the Tronville copses.

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  • Except for the willow-plots found along the rivers on the clay lands, nearly all the wood is confined to the sand and gravel soils, where copses of birch and alder are common.

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  • Nearer at hand glittered golden cornfields interspersed with copses.

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  • Woodpecker species abound in the riverside copses, often giving great views.

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  • Excellent for covering bowers, railings, stumps, cottages, etc., and also for naturalisation in hedgerows and copses.

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  • They are admirable for the wild garden, as they thrive in copses, open warm woods, in snug spots in broken hedgerow banks, and on fringes of shrubbery in the garden.

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  • The Foxglove frequently blooms two years in succession; but it is always well to sow a little seed annually, and if there be any to spare, it may be scattered in woods or copses where it is desired to establish the plants.

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  • Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum Lantana) - One of the two kinds native of Britain, and frequent in hedgerows and copses, especially in chalk or limestone soils.

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  • Any of the Pyrolas are worth growing in thin mossy copses on light sandy vegetable soil, or in moist and half-shady parts of the rock garden or the fernery, where they make neat evergreen carpets, flowering in summer.

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  • In winter they are apt to go off on the London clay, at least on the level ground, but are well suited for mixed borders, banks, or copses.

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  • The Alder-leaved Clethra (C. alnifolia) in the wet copses of Virginia reaches a height of 10 feet or more.

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  • Without pausing to fire, the men raced onward, but the French striking their outer wing rolled up the whole line in succession, the actual collision occurring in and near the Bruville ravine, a deep-cut natural trench which, starting from the Tronville copses, here intersects the plateau from west to east.

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  • From the eastern edge of the above-named copses he suddenly descried the camp of a whole French Corps (the 4th), evidently ignorant of their danger, on the slopes trending westward from Amanvillers.

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  • Laureola, spurge laurel, a small evergreen shrub with green flowers in the leaf axils towards the ends of the branches and ovoid black very poisonous berries, is found in England in copses and on hedge-banks in stiff soils.

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