bullrush


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Noun1.bullrush - tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of downbullrush - tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa
cattail - tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes
2.bullrush - tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America
rush - grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
genus Juncus, Juncus - type genus of the Juncaceae; perennial tufted glabrous marsh plants of temperate regions: rushes
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A teaboard, cups and saucers, plates, knives and forks (including carvers), spoons (various), saltcellars, a meek little muffin confined with the utmost precaution under a strong iron cover, Moses in the bullrushes typified by a soft bit of butter in a quantity of parsley, a pale loaf with a powdered head, two proof impressions of the bars of the kitchen fire-place on triangular bits of bread, and ultimately a fat family urn: which the waiter staggered in with, expressing in his countenance burden and suffering.
It was bowl-shaped and at the bottom, some hundreds of yards from where we lay, were pools of green-scummed, stagnant water, fringed with bullrushes. It was a weird place in itself, but its occupants made it seem like a scene from the Seven Circles of Dante.
Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne pictured with a shotgun in front of his Staffordshire farmhouse, Bullrush Cottage, nicknamed Atrocity Cottage.
If you watched "Downton Abbey" on PBS, you might start saying, "Lord Bullrush is in hospital with a bad case of the skeevies."
Michael Johnson, 30, of Bullrush Drive, Wirral, who admitted conspiracy to produce cannabis, was spared jail.
The banks, previously emerald, are now bruised with gold and ochre and the last heads of bullrush stand defiant, like soldiers, even as the teasels taunt and harry them.
A Five Day, One Hundred Mile Walk photograph, as well as Andy Goldsworthy's Bullrush Debris, a photograph created on site when he was the university's first artist in residence.
Performance Racing Division 1's race was won by New Zealand entry, Janine Robinson's Bullrush. In second on handicap was Pierre Gal's and Doug Gayford's Dolce.
1 The Gerber Bullrush is a compact, well-designed multi-tool.
The Gerber Bullrush caught my eye because it filled a glaring gap in my toolkit: a mid-sized multitool with big-boy capabilities.
A A dog's nose B A Turk's head C A bullrush D A sow's ear QUESTION 4 - for 4 points: Which spirit is used as the base for the liqueur Drambuie?