black moss


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Noun1.Black moss - dense festoons of greenish-grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry rootsblack moss - dense festoons of greenish-grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry roots; southeastern United States and West Indies to South America
genus Tillandsia, Tillandsia - large genus of epiphytic or terrestrial sparse-rooting tropical plants usually forming dense clumps or pendant masses
aerophyte, air plant, epiphyte, epiphytic plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
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It was a wild, forsaken road, now winding through dreary pine barrens, where the wind whispered mournfully, and now over log causeways, through long cypress swamps, the doleful trees rising out of the slimy, spongy ground, hung with long wreaths of funeral black moss, while ever and anon the loathsome form of the mocassin snake might be seen sliding among broken stumps and shattered branches that lay here and there, rotting in the water.
The live seafood and dim sum restaurant features a menu with stir-fried conch, Dungeness crab, and lotus root, black moss and pork tongue soup.
Saddleworth-based Pennine Helicopters supplied a Bell LongRanger to lift 60 tonnes of stone flags from a pick-up point close to the Carriage House pub at Manchester Road, Marsden, and ferry them to workmen out on the Black Moss section of the long distance footpath.
And there's more: Wok-fried King Prawn with Golden Pumpkin Egg Yolk Paste (liveliness and joy), Steamed Whole Fish with Red Date, Cantonese style (prosperity), Braised Fish Maw and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce (youthfulness), Stir-fried Japanese Scallop with Sweet Walnut in XO Chili Sauce (wealth and prosperity), and Dried Oyster with Black Moss (good business, good fortune).
The log-built lavvos are dwarfed by spindly, towering birch trees, many covered in thick black moss - a favourite food for reindeer and an indicator that there's very little pollution here.
No shark fin, bluefin tuna or black moss will be on the menu at official entertainment functions.
Surviving by his wits in ruined Germany as a translator for the American and the British conquerors, he acquired skills in the language that he deploys here in this amazing book, Coming to Terms with a Child (Black Moss, $10).
Recipes will also include symbolic ingredients such as dried oysters, bamboo shoots, black moss and dumplings for wealth, long noodles for long life and seeds that represent having many children.
Water firm United Utilities had been undertaking work on the Lower Black Moss reservoir in the village of Barley.
The "spellbinding" find occurred near Lower Black Moss reservoir, in the village of Barley, which nestles in the shadow of Pendle Hill - the UK's premier witching hot-spot.
He has recent work in ARC, Antigonish Review, Echolocation, Fiddlehead, Grain, Nashwaak Review, New York Quarterly, nthposition, Toronto Quarterly and The White Collar Book (Black Moss Press, in press).