the swamps are sometimes overgrown with cedar.
They are now overgrown with luxuriant vegetation.
From the window a flower box was visible, overgrown with weeds.
Its marshy banks are overgrown with reeds and inhabited by numerous waterfowl.
Sultan Mahmud now devoted himself to breaking the overgrown power of the local governors, which had for many years practically annihilated that of the central authority.
He was, however, disappointed in this, as after descending the course of the Macquarie below Mount Harris, he found that the river ended in an immense swamp overgrown with reeds.
Muldrow had said the land was overgrown with edible plants.
The land would get overgrown with brush in the summer if I didn't have the goats to keep it cleared off.
Unlike the dead cities of the Yucatan plains, Palenque is surrounded by wooded hills and overgrown by tropical vegetation.
The lawn, if it could be called that, was overgrown with weeds and sadly in need of mowing.
From the Colorado to the Rio Grande, the Black Prairie, the timber belt and the Coast Prairie merge in a vast plain, little differentiated, overgrown with chaparral (shrub-like trees, often thorny), widening eastward in the Rio Grande delta, and extending southward into Meico.
At the same time Nerva did his best to reduce the overgrown expenditure of the state (Pliny, Ep. ii.
The ruins of the city wall, now overgrown with jungle, show it to have been a square with a side of about three-quarters of a mile in length.
When he had ascended the hill and reached the little village street, he saw for the first time peasant militiamen in their white shirts and with crosses on their caps, who, talking and laughing loudly, animated and perspiring, were at work on a huge knoll overgrown with grass to the right of the road.
At suitable localities of the coast which are sheltered from the waves and overgrown with seaweed, especially in rock-pools, one or two males establish themselves with their harems, and may be observed without difficulty, being quite as fearless as their freshwater cousins.
The ruins are now thickly overgrown with brushwood; but the walls, nearly 2 m.
The abuses and corruptions which had overgrown the practice of orthodox Islam had deeply impressed him, and he set to work to combat them, and to inculcate on all good Moslems a return to the pure simplicity of their original faith.
A narrow tract of land along the coast of the Caspian, known as the "hillocks of Baer," is covered with hillocks elongated from west to east, perpendicularly to the coast-line, the spaces between them being filled with water or overgrown with thickets of reed, Salix, Ulmus campestris, almond trees, &c. An archipelago of little islands is thus formed close to the shore by these mounds, which are backed on the N.
Once across the creek, she pushed her way up the overgrown trail and across the field, pausing to watch a couple of ducks on the pond.
among the ranges of northern Bosnia, the sunnier slopes are overgrown by oaks, the shadier by beeches.
When Cicero was quaestor in Sicily (75 B.C.), he found the tomb of Archimedes, near the Agrigentine gate, overgrown with thorns and briers.
The history of Cyrus very soon became involved and quite overgrown with legends.
It was an octostyle, pseudo-dipteral temple of highly ornate Ionic order, built on older foundations by Hermogenes of Alabanda at the end of the 3rd century B.C. The platform has been greatly overgrown since the excavation, but many bases, capitals, and other architectural members are visible.
Its stones were carted away, and the churchyard, overgrown with weeds, became the dumpingground for rubbish.
The sultan's policy had been consistently directed to crushing the overgrown power of his vassals; in the spring of 1831 two rebellious pashas, Hussein of Bosnia and Mustafa of Scutari, had succumbed to his arms; and, since he was surrounded and counselled by the personal enemies of the pasha of Egypt, it was likely that, so soon as he should feel himself strong enough, he would deal in like manner with Mehemet Ali.
The French were making a stand there behind a wattle fence in a garden thickly overgrown with bushes and were firing at the Cossacks who crowded at the gateway.
The crater is densely overgrown with oaks and beeches which harbour wild boars and wolves.
But now a third war began, the old associates of Antigonus, alarmed by his overgrown power, combining against him - Cassander, Ptolemy, Lysimachus, the governor of Thrace, and Seleucus, who had fled before Antigonus from his satrapy of Babylonia.
Blocks of dressed stone overgrown by grass lie in regular formation; a series of parallel revetment walls on hills commanding passes exist, as do relics of ancient water-tanks.
The southern part of the state includes the Everglades (qv.), a large area of low, flat, marshy land, overgrown with tall reedy grass, a veritable wilderness; thus giving Florida an unenvied first rank among the states in marsh area.
As waterways all the rivers labour under the drawbacks of rapids, mud-banks at their mouths, banks overgrown with forest, sparse population, and currents liable to serious variations due to irregularity of supply from the mountains and sudden rainfalls.
Ali's authority in the great part of the peninsula subject to him now overshadowed that of the sultan; and Mahmud II., whose whole policy had been directed to destroying the overgrown power of the provincial pashas, began to seek a pretext for overthrowing the Lion of Iannina,whose all-devouring ambition seemed to threaten his own throne.
The park (Alameda de la Alhambra), which in spring is overgrown with wild-flowers and grass, was planted by the Moors with roses, oranges and myrtles; its most characteristic feature, however, is the dense wood of English elms brought hither in 1812 by the duke of Wellington.
In the same year a disputed succession at Gwalior, fomented by feminine intrigue, resulted in an outbreak of the overgrown army which the Sindhia family had been allowed to maintain.
Within the enclosure, which is entered by five monumental gates, are the remains of palaces and temples, overgrown by the forest.
His joints, I notice, are swollen and overgrown, and he lacks flesh and is old in years.
At midday they put the hounds into a ravine thickly overgrown with young trees.
Keller's Landing was used during the war to land troops, but has long since gone to pieces, and is overgrown with moss and weeds.
"Uncle" dismounted at the porch of his little wooden house which stood in the midst of an overgrown garden and, after a glance at his retainers, shouted authoritatively that the superfluous ones should take themselves off and that all necessary preparations should be made to receive the guests and the visitors.
If your eyebrows are especially overgrown or bushy and need more drastic action than removing a few hairs.
There are remote beaches, overgrown reeds, and a many areas to explore.
It appears partly blended with Buddhism, partly overgrown with a belief in Kalas, or evil spirits.
Its nest, which is a model of neatness and symmetry, it builds on trees and bushes, preferring such as are overgrown with moss and lichens.
His quarrel with the Jesuits, and the recollection of some disputes with the pope he had had when king of Naples, turned him towards a general policy of restriction of the overgrown power of the church.
" Cereals, chiefly maize, with green crops and fields of gourds, alternate with fallow land overgrown by coarse grasses, weeds and stunted shrubs.
Joseph wished to restore peace and order among his subjects in the hope of ruling an independent nation, while Napoleon was determined to annex Spain to his own overgrown empire.
To the ordinary men it seemed to be a reforming agency, insisting on a high moral standard, and upholding the words of Scripture against the traditions of an overgrown and worldly church.
Deep valleys winding through the barren foothills lead gradually up to the higher mountains, and as the track ascends the scenery and vegetation change their character; the trees which line the banks of the wadi are overgrown with creepers, and the running stream is dammed at frequent intervals, and led off in artificial channels to irrigate the fields on either side; the steeper parts of the road are paved with large stones, substantially built villages, with their masonry towers or da y s, crowning every height, replace the collection of *mud walls and brushwood huts of the low country; while tier above tier, terraced fields cover the hill slopes and attest the industry of the inhabitants and the fertility of their mountains.
A small part of the northern Colombia, on the lower courses of the Atrato and Magdalena, extending across the country from the Eastern to the Western Cordilleras with a varying width of 100 to 150 m., not including the lower river basins which penetrate much farther inland, also consists of low, alluvial plains, partly covered with swamps and intricate watercourses, densely overgrown with vegetation, but in places admirably adapted to different kinds of tropical agriculture.
Like the history of the founder of the Achaemenian empire, that of Ardashir has from the beginning been overgrown with legends; like Cyrus he is the son of a shepherd, his future greatness is predicted by dreams and visions, and by the calculations of astronomers he becomes a servant at the court of King Artabanus and then flies to Persia and begins the rebellion; he fights with the great dragon, the enemy of god, &c. A Pahlavi text, which contains this legend, has been translated by Noldeke (Geschichte des Artachshir i Papakan, 1879).
The project is to rejuvenate an area once overgrown into an orchard increasing bio diversity and interest.
But in the midst of all the building work, one little Victorian boathouse survived, overgrown but untouched by all the surrounding changes.
I t was also reported that overgrown brambles and hedges were also a problem on the roadside.
He agreed and two weeks ago discovered the joys of speeding humps, raised slabs, potholes and overgrown bushes.
cemetery are dwarfed by skies, cemeteries overgrown, castles invariably ruined.
cerussite overgrown by later microcrystalline pyromorphite with minor bipyramidal orange wulfenite.
Right: Early coarse cerussite overgrown by later microcrystalline pyromorphite with minor bipyramidal orange wulfenite.
The causes for overgrown claws are often quite simple.
The structure is heavily overgrown although the observation cupola is clearly visible from the footpath.
PKD is a genetic disorder in which kidneys become overgrown with fluid-filled cysts.
defaced by graffiti, those that are completely overgrown are fortunate in having been spared most of this.
Just under two years ago, the Center was virtually derelict inside an overgrown eyesore of a garden.
We tackle environmental eyesores such as graffiti, litter and overgrown vegetation helping to make Dartford a cleaner place to live.
A film of winter grime covers others and many are hidden by overgrown foliage.
I led a community project with the Princes Trust, clearing an overgrown graveyard which was thought to be used by drug users.
hawthorn hedgerows are generally overgrown.
The local headman pointed out to us an overgrown site telling the tale that it was a Japanese war cemetery.
The field next to the Chapel had an overgrown hedge over the pavement which needed cutting back.
overgrown, dense hedgerows, containing stands of willow.
In some cases these are overgrown by well crystallized hemimorphite.
hillocks of earth which are now overgrown with vegetation.
To the right is a picture of a rabbit with overgrown incisors which do not meet properly.
Tall metal lampposts appeared centrally on the island and the vacant land on the ''up ' ' side became even more overgrown.
The river spills over into the overgrown millrace and, very slowly, the old waterwheel starts to turn.
However dippers are very early nesters and often chose bridges or waterfalls or steep overgrown banks for their nest sites.
The route was illegally obstructed and overgrown with brambles and other vegetation.
overgrown hedge over the pavement which needed cutting back.
overgrown hedgerows, usually of oak or ash.
overgrown incisors which do not meet properly.
overgrown vegetation on a path I use.
overgrown schoolboy in us all.
overgrown with ivy.
overgrown with bramble.
overgrown with nettles and brambles.
overgrown with weeds.
overgrown with reeds.
overgrown with scrub.
heavily overgrown on my visit in 1997, the site has now been cleared by a very enthusiastic local group.
Carriage sidings, still extant beyond the fine signal box, are somewhat overgrown.
Wall tops badly overgrown, interior inaccessible with no obvious entrance.
Where the canal has become completely overgrown upstream a small number of dominant species have taken over.
The church is a small edifice partly overgrown with ivy.
In high summer both alternatives tend to get rather overgrown.
overgrown by vicious vegetation with thorns up to an inch long.
overgrown in summer may now reveal their secrets!
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About 1970, another woman's body was found in an overgrown pillbox near Falmouth.
The world is an exciting and confusing place for Jeremy Clarkson - a man who can find the overgrown schoolboy in us all.
We found the trail heavily overgrown, muddy and with mostly secondary scrub next to it.
Sight lines across the area have also been opened up by remodeling earth banks and clearing overgrown shrubs.
We pass a washing line of black tee shirts strung across overgrown shrubbery.
It seemed tragic that such a little gem was hidden from general view by an overgrown hedge.
Both sexes have tusks, which are actually overgrown teeth from the upper jaw.
There is overgrown vegetation on a path I use.
verge totally overgrown.
After the Second World War, the houses were mostly converted into offices and the gardens were neglected, becoming an overgrown wilderness.
Of Cartesianism towards the close of the 17th century the only remnants were an overgrown theory of vortices, which received its death-blow from Newton, and a dubious phraseology anent innate ideas, which found a witt y executioner in Locke.
Archaeological evidence points clearly now to the conclusion that the splendid but overgrown civilization of the Mycenaean or " late Minoan " period of the Aegean Bronze Age collapsed rather suddenly before a rapid succession of assaults by comparatively barbarous invaders from the European mainland north of the Aegean; that these invaders passed partly by way of Thrace and the Hellespont into Asia Minor, partly by Macedon and Thessaly into peninsular Greece and the Aegean islands; that in east Peloponnese and Crete, at all events, a first shock (somewhat later than i soo B.C.) led to the establishment of a cultural, social and political situation which in many respects resembles what is depicted in Homer as the " Achaean " age, with principal centres in Rhodes, Crete, Laconia, Argolis, Attica, Orchomenus and south-east Thessaly; and that this regime was itself shattered by a second shock or series of shocks somewhat earlier than boo B.C. These latter events correspond in character and date with the traditional irruption of the Dorians and their associates.
The so-called mountain mocking-bird (Oreoscoptes montanus) is a form not very distant from Mimus; but it inhabits exclusively the plains overgrown with sage-brush (Artemisia) of the interior tableland of North America, and is not at all imitative in its notes, so that it is an instance of a misnomer.
and 13,090 ft., and if the higher estimate be correct is the loftiest peak in Central America, the principal volcanoes are - Tajamulco or Tajumulco (13,517 ft.); Santa Maria (12,467 ft.), which was in eruption during 1902, after centuries of quiescence, in which its slopes had been overgrown by dense forests; Atitlan (11,719), overlooking the lake of that name; Acatenango (13,615), which shares the claim of Tacana to be the highest mountain of Central America; Fuego (i.e.
A wildlife garden doesn't have to be an overgrown, unkempt garden - far from it.
Mrs L Sharp Witton Road Grass and weeds from verge totally overgrown.
Looking at the old neighborhood park, you could tell that it had been treated with neglect because of the graffiti and overgrown weeds.
Check entrance: is it overgrown with plants and need to be cleared?
If eyebrows are left bushy and overgrown, the entire eye area begins to shrink.
Designers have moved away from riots of flowers suggestive of overgrown jungles, and there are some lovely, delicate prints and colors out there in the tropical bedding lines, even for canopy beds.
Narrow yards, new yards, shady areas and overgrown gardens are all problems that have been covered in past issues.
As the vines grow, they can easily become overgrown if not cared for.
For years after the parks close, the rides stand empty and go without care or maintenance, gradually surrendering to rust, wood rot, overgrown plants, and other forces that destroy them as effectively as any bulldozer.
Areas most likely to be infested with ticks include moist and shady areas, wooded and brushy areas, overgrown grassy areas, and areas with a high rodent and deer population.
Skin angiomas, also called vascular nevi (marks), are overgrown blood vessel tissue (hemangiomas) or lymph vessel tissue (lymphangiomas) beneath the skin's surface.
Eyebrow waxing is a fool-proof way of making sure a person's eyebrows look clean, shaped, and not overgrown.
Waxing can eliminate overgrown or bushy hair from around the eyes, and can really brighten and enhance a person's facial features.
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