Lion's tail

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Related to Lion's tail: Lion's ear, Leonotis leonurus, Wild dagga

Li´on's tail`

    (lī´ŭnz tāl`)
n.1.(Bot.) A genus of labiate plants (Leonurus); - so called from a fancied resemblance of its flower spikes to the tuft of a lion's tail. Leonurus Cardiaca is the common motherwort.
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I, as the head of Iran-Britain parliamentary friendship group, should say that the British government officials are playing with the lion's tail," Kavakebian said, addressing an open session of the parliament in Tehran on Sunday.
He accused some quarters in Qatar and Libya of conspiring to kill him, warning them that they are "messing with the lion's tail.
NORTH East endurance riders flew the flag for the region at this year's KBIS British Riding Clubs Endurance Team final, which was held at the Lion's Tail ride Stapleford near Melton Mowbray.
Other tough charmers for where you live (in Sunset climate zone 20) include lion's tail, penstemon, rockrose (Cistus), Santa Barbara daisy, and Santolina; thirsty lawn can be replaced with a carpet of Dymondia margaretae or buffalo grass.
That's how Alex Salmond got into office and came to dominate the Scottish agenda, perfecting the art of twisting the Lion's Tail.
Riding along on the Lion's tail, close to the eastern border is an especially rare type of galaxy, NGC 3758, only one degree west of 92 Leonis.
It was the BBC's 1994 wildlife special Meerkats United that first elevated these charismatic little creatures - which are no bigger than the tassle on a lion's tail - to A-list status.
As Churchill said: "Democracy is the worst form of government but it's the only one that works" We are an historical nation that has long been known for justice and fair play and long may it continue, but don't tweak the great British Lion's tail.
The easternmost star of this triangle, Beta ([beta]) Leonis (Denebola), is now regarded as the Lion's tail tip.
They should know that the lion's tail should not be toyed with.
It represented the tuft of Leo the Lion's tail until the third century BC, when its name was changed to mark the amber tresses of Queen Berenice, wife of Ptolemy III of Egypt.
The shrub we planted to attract birds is called Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus) which, in isiZulu, goes by the appropriate name of utshwala bezinyoni, which translated means 'the beer of the birds'.