The heat of the sun had withered the cut foliage and it was unsightly.
The withered grass and the bushes were transformed into a forest of icicles.
st, Its withered flowering stem.
The tiny, withered, sickly body of Bem was animated by an heroic temper.
Filaments are usually articulated to the thalamus or torus, and the stamens fall off after fertilization: but in Campanula and some other plants they are continuous with the torus, and the stamens remain persistent, although in a withered state.
Catholic romanticism had withered Alienation away in France, as it had in Germany.
A youth who has murdered his mistress takes the bread of the Eucharist in his mouth, and his two hands are at once withered up. The apostle immediately invites him to confess the crime he must have committed, " for, he says, the Eucharist of the Lord hath convicted thee."
In autumn the withered weeds are torn up by the wind and driven immense distances.
There was only one way to keep from getting old, and life in an old withered body still sounded better than the alternative.
He was sitting on the seat the old prince used to like to sit on, and beside him strips of bast were hanging on the broken and withered branch of a magnolia.
The Great Plains are covered for the most part only with bunch grass which grows in tufts, leaving the ground visible between, and except in May and June presents a yellow and withered appearance.
When the pistil consists centa; s,withered style and of several separate carpels, or is stigma; c, persistent calyx.
53); at other times it remains in a withered or marcescent form, as in Erica; sometimes it becomes inflated or vesicular, as in sea campion (Silene maritima).
Phin practically withered under the derisive grins of the school bullies.
I have watered the red huckleberry, the sand cherry and the nettle-tree, the red pine and the black ash, the white grape and the yellow violet, which might have withered else in dry seasons.
A corolla which is continuous with the axis and not articulated to it, as in campanula and heaths, may be persistent, and remain in a withered or marcescent state while the fruit is ripening.
But the account of Chosroes' mode of action makes it plain that the Hellenism once planted in Iran had withered away; representatives of Greek learning and skill have all to be imported from across the frontier.
As our fairies give gold which changes into withered leaves, the Jan give onion peels which turn into gold.
They gathered the fallen leaves that dropped of themselves from that withered tree--the French army--and sometimes shook that tree itself.
ws, Withered stigma.
The controversy was renewed when a man with a withered hand appeared in the synagogue on the Sabbath, and the rabbis watched to see whether Jesus would heal him.
Nymphs had planted elm-trees, facing towards Troy, which withered away as soon as they had grown high enough to see the captured city.
A safer opinion is probably that " the spiritual growth of Massachusetts withered under the shadow of dominant orthodoxy; the colony was only saved from mental atrophy by its vigorous political life " (J.
has ceased to be receptive before the anthers open, or the anthers have withered before the stigma becomes receptive, when crosspollination only is possible, or the stages of maturity in the two organs are not so distinct, when self-pollination becomes possible later on.
They are indeed exceedingly beautiful; and yet the surrounding waste of hills is chiefly a barren repetition of sun-cracked crags and ridges with parched and withered valleys intersecting them, where a trickle of salt water leaves a white and leprous streak amongst the faded tamarisk or the yellow stalks of last season's grass.
Some of the Mangaboos fell down and had to be dragged from the fire, and all were so withered that it would be necessary to plant them at once.
Those plants of whose greenness withered we make herb tea for the sick serve but a humble use, and are most employed by quacks.
More, who knew her in old age when she was "lean, withered and dried up," says that in youth she was "proper and fair, nothing in her body that you would have changed, but if you would have wished her somewhat higher."
The first has been explained as referring to the gloom of her abode, or the blackness of the withered corn.
Frowning with vexation at the effort necessary to divest himself of his coat and trousers, the prince undressed, sat down heavily on the bed, and appeared to be meditating as he looked contemptuously at his withered yellow legs.
The youth then washes his hands, which on touching the sacrament had withered up, and is healed.
The receptacle bearing the calyx is sometimes united to the pistil, and enlarges so as to form a part of the fruit, as in the apple, pear, &c. In these fruits the withered calyx is seen at the apex.
Scientific research might prosper, just as poetry withered, under the patronage of kings, and such research had now a vast amount of new material at its disposal and could profit by the old Babylonian and Egyptian traditions.
withered leaf to be seen not a blade of grass!
It is said that to the dead body, crowned and robed in royal raiment, and enthroned beside the king, the assembled nobles of Portugal paid homage as to their queen, swearing fealty on the withered hand of the corpse.
Of us two, which is the stronger, the young maiden or the withered man?
And he could not face watching the cruel tyrant of time breaking her slowly into a bent and withered old woman.
The best known have all been made into stage-plays, and it is in this form that they usually come before the notice of the general public. Amongst them are Ramakien, taken from the great Hindu epic Ramayana; Wetyasunyin, the tale of a king who became an ascetic after contemplation of a withered tree; Worawongs, the story of a prince who loved a princess and was killed by the thrust of a magic spear which guarded her; Chalawan, the tale of a princess beloved by a crocodile; Unarud, the life story of Anuruddha, a demigod, the grandson of Krishna; Phumhon, the tale of a princess beloved by an elephant; Prang tong, a story of a princess who before birth was promised to a "yak" or giant in return for a certain fruit which her mother desired to eat.
The leaves are stripped, withered, rolled and sorted, then packed in sacks and exported, chiefly to Argentina.
In the week of the Passion he appears in connexion with the incident of the withered fig-tree (Mark xi.
After flowering it shrivels up and becomes a withered twisted mass, like so many bits of string.
Crystal clear burns tumble through Caledonian pine forests where ancient Scots pines, withered over three or more centuries, stand sentinel.
withered limb, a shorter leg, different size feet, a caliper.
In the East it is popularly thought that Hellenism, as an exotic, withered altogether away.
In July and, August the plains of New Castile and Estremadura are sunburnt wastes; the roads are several inches deep with dust; the leaves of the few trees are withered and discoloured; the atmosphere is filled with a fine dust, producing a haze known as calina, which converts the blue of the sky into a dull grey.
in a withered form, as in some palms, Typha and Pothos.
Other beliefs withered in the blast of official disapproval.
The broad deeply-sinuated leaves with blunt rounded lobes are of a peculiar yellowish colour when the buds unfold in May, but assume a more decided green towards midsummer, and eventually become rather dark in tint; they do not change to their brown autumnal hue until late in October, and on brushwood and saplings the withered foliage is often retained until the spring.
soon as the perianth has withered, to conserve the strength of the bulb.
withered when dead.
You look for a withered limb, a shorter leg, different size feet, a caliper.
Jonah moaned to God: JONAH 7: Look at my lovely little tree all withered up !
Trees and grass are supple and tender shoots, But dry and withered when dead.
Green materials, such as grass clippings, withered garden plants, and vegetable scraps provide nitrogen to the composting process, while brown materials, such as dry leaves or old newspapers, provide carbon.
Following his drunk driving and anti-Semitic comments during an incident on July 28th, Mel Gibson has withered from the spotlight.
The spore-cases remain after the plant is dried up and withered.
When the disease reaches an advanced stage the leaves are discoloured, yellow or reddish, with their edges turned back, and withered.
The stamens (c) have withered.
The force of the blast bursts the trunk apart, often leaving a hollow bole and gnarled and withered trunks.
Behold these sad eyes, these sunken cheeks, this withered frame!
His hair and whiskers were shot with gray, and his face was all crinkled and puckered like a withered apple.
And this why I sojourn here Alone and palely loitering, Tho the sedge is withered from the lake, And no birds sing.
A skull tat with a withered red rose could be a symbol for dead love.
Popular support, grounded in ancient enmity, withered as tens of thousands of coffins arrived from the battlefields.
Limnaea and Planorbis); the existence of belts of dead poplars, patches of dead and moribund tamarisks, and vast expanses of withered reeds, all these crowning the tops of the jardangs, never found in the wind-scooped furrows; the presence of ripple-marks of aqueous origin on the leeward side of the clay terraces and in other wind-sheltered situations; and, in fact, by the general conformation, contour lines, and shapes of the deserts as a whole.
A loyal bureaucracy, far more powerful than the phantom administration of Bourges or of Poitiers, gradually took the place of the court nobility; and thanks to this the institutions of control which the War had called into powerthe provincial states-general were nipped in the bud, withered by the peoples poverty of political idea and by the blind worship of royalty.
At the time of flowering the foliage is often withered, and to hide the nakedness of the stems it is sometimes best planted among other low-growing plants.
Still dressed as a child, the midget bore the face if a withered hag.
The fungus passes the winter in the withered grapes which fall to the ground, and on these the mature form of the fungus (fig.
Whether you're looking at spoiled green or red tomatoes, curly or blotched leaves, withered stems or dead plants, the signs and symptoms of the five most common tomato diseases are easily recognizable.
Bordeaux slid off to greet a withered old man.
No willow branches here with their silvery blossom not even a single withered leaf to be seen not a blade of grass !
The golden rule of not meddling over-much applies distinctly to the Spanish Iris, as the new roots begin to shoot out almost before the old stalk has withered, and the bulb must not be kept out of the ground.
Green tea leaves are picked and withered with warm air, and then rolled.
Black tea leaves are picked, withered, rolled and allowed to oxidize.
The stem is about 2 1/2 feet high, round, slightly flattened at the top, the color a purplish-green, much hidden by persistent withered sheaths.
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