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Noun1.Chloris - tufted or perennial or annual grasses having runners: finger grassChloris - tufted or perennial or annual grasses having runners: finger grass; windmill grass
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
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Anselmo was completely satisfied by the words of Lothario, and believed them as fully as if they had been spoken by an oracle; nevertheless he begged of him not to relinquish the undertaking, were it but for the sake of curiosity and amusement; though thenceforward he need not make use of the same earnest endeavours as before; all he wished him to do was to write some verses to her, praising her under the name of Chloris, for he himself would give her to understand that he was in love with a lady to whom he had given that name to enable him to sing her praises with the decorum due to her modesty; and if Lothario were unwilling to take the trouble of writing the verses he would compose them himself.
Had not Camilla, however, been informed beforehand by Lothario that this love for Chloris was a pretence, and that he himself had told Anselmo of it in order to be able sometimes to give utterance to the praises of Camilla herself, no doubt she would have fallen into the despairing toils of jealousy; but being forewarned she received the startling news without uneasiness.
Even did she know her," returned Lothario, "I would hide nothing, for when a lover praises his lady's beauty, and charges her with cruelty, he casts no imputation upon her fair name; at any rate, all I can say is that yesterday I made a sonnet on the ingratitude of this Chloris, which goes thus:
At midnight, in the silence, when the eyes Of happier mortals balmy slumbers close, The weary tale of my unnumbered woes To Chloris and to Heaven is wont to rise.
There is no doubt of that," observed Anselmo, anxious to support and uphold Lothario's ideas with Camilla, who was as regardless of his design as she was deep in love with Lothario; and so taking delight in anything that was his, and knowing that his thoughts and writings had her for their object, and that she herself was the real Chloris, she asked him to repeat some other sonnet or verses if he recollected any.
Then I saw Chloris, whom Neleus married for her beauty, having given priceless presents for her.
This study was designed to determine P, K, Ca, Mg and Na mineral accumulations in Agropyron elongatum, Chloris gayana, Cynodon dactylon and Festuca arundinacea species grown on control (non-saline and non-alkaline), highly saline, highly alkaline and highly saline-alkaline soils, and to check whether the obtained fodders meet mineral requirements of animals.
What, for example, would the author make of the winding gestures in melodies such as Reynaldo Hahn's neo-Baroque A Chloris (1916) and Faure's Mandoline (1891)?
Chloris shows her own insecurity by mistreating Cynthia's slaves in retaliation for their loyalty to Cynthia (41-46).
For those reluctant to travel halfway across the globe for their greenfinches and thus for those who are sane, the European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris is found here in Egypt.
Esta especie endemica de Peru, crece en zonas de matorrales y formaciones rocosas en la ribera del rio Santa conjuntamente con Chloris virgata Sw.
brizantha presented a similar pattern to other grasses such as Chloris gayana, Brachiaria mutica and Andropogon gayanus, and differed from Lolium perenne, Cynodon dactylon and Pennicetum ciliare (Puga et al.