cupid's dart


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cupid's dart

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(Plants) another name for catananche
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Noun1.cupid's dart - south European plant having dark-eyed flowers with flat blue rays
catananche - any of several plants of the genus Catananche having long-stalked heads of blue or yellow flowers
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CHOOSE TOUGH PLANTS FOR A HOT, DRY SUMMER These include: Ballota acetabulosa (Greek horehound); Catananche caerulea (cupid's dart); Centranthus ruber (red valerian); Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane); Eschscholzia californica (California poppy); Euphorbia myrsinites (broad-leaved glaucous spurge); Gaura lindheimeri (white gaura); Nepeta racemosa (catmint); Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian sage); Salvia sclarea (clary sage); Santolina chamaecyparissus (cotton lavender), and Verbena bonariensis (Argentinian vervain).
But such things happen, and if Cupid's dart hits the bulls-eye, there isn't much one can do to avoid it.
Cupid's dart, anchors, hearts and mermaids were highly favoured.
Audi can hardly put a foot wrong at the moment and the company are going from strength to strength with each new model, aimed, like Cupid's dart, straight at the heart of a particular market with spectacular results.
"Love Waves" is the perfect match of artistry and poetry, fashioned into a Cupid's dart that aims straight and true for the heart.
The standouts among the solid cast are soprano Laura Albino in the title role, who is warm-toned and tender in expressing her love for Macheath in the lilting air, "She who hath felt a real pain by Cupid's dart"; baritone Jason Nedecky playing a convincing Ducat, the wealthy plantation owner who tries to thrust himself on the unwilling Polly in their duet, "How can you be so teazing?"; bass Matthew Grosfeld as Morano (Macheath disguised in blackface after spreading false rumors of his own death); tenor Bud Roach as Cawwawkee; and mezzo Marion Newman as Jenny Driver, who claims Morano as her husband.
For a frothy-look to the border then Catananche caerulea "Bicolor" (cupid's dart) is a heart-winner.
The short-listed authors for the award were Marina Lewycka's Two Caravans, Howard Jacobson's Kalooki Nights and David Nobbs' Cupid's Dart.
I doubt not ye have read how Cupid's dart is fiery called because of the sudden ensnaring and restless burning; thereafter what I can else judge but that either ye had not received it, except the bearer returned with the contrary to report; or else that ye judge it not to be of me because it is incerto authore.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.00 Stop The Traffic, 2.30 Cupid's Dart, 3.00 Guest Envoy, 4.00 Prince Nico, 4.30 Hambleden.
Fallon rode 4-7 favourite Performing Magic in the European Breeders Fund Plantation Maiden Stakes, and interference to the Cecil colt by the loose Cupid's Dart - whose jockey Warren O'Connor was unscathed in the fall leaving the stalls - cost him 15 lengths.
In fact, fruitcake once even served as cupid's dart: when my wife and I were dating, one sign the relationship might become permanent was our mutual discovery that we could happily make a dinner out of a fruitcake washed down with a nice merlot.