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triffid

(ˈtrɪfɪd)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) any of a species of fictional plants that supposedly grew to a gigantic size, were capable of moving about, and could kill humans
[from the science fiction novel The Day of the Triffids (1951) by John Wyndham]
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All this clandestine rooting about through her cupboards and secret hidey holes, unearthed two well forgotten red onions, which had given up of ever being used, and had decided to put down roots, literally, they looked like something from a John Wyndham novel, a miniature Triffid was evolving here in Levy Towers.
New style 'Triffid' (pictured right) is a panto-shaped acetate frame that has been decorated with a guitar key-shaped rivet.
The partnership excludes the Dew Process and Create Control Record Labels, Dew Process Publishing and its interests in the North Byron Parklands festival site and The Triffid venue in Brisbane.
Secret Sounds is a multi-faceted music platform comprising of Splendour In The Grass and Falls Festivals, Dew Process/Create Control Record Labels and Publishing, Secret Sounds Touring, Village Sounds Agency, Secret Sounds Connect, Secret Service Artist Management and Secret Service Public Relations, Whole Lot of Love Creative Agency and interests in venues North Byron Parklands and Brisbane's The Triffid.
They were then transplanted to her garden in June, and grew like the triffid in Jack and the Beanstalk.
In Triffids, the blindness is thought to be caused by the accidental use of nuclear and biological weapons aboard satellites, and the triffid invasion is caused by the cultivation of the plants for use as a renewable fuel source.
Triffid For an eyesore emergency try Polygonum baldschuanicum - also known as Russian vine and sometimes as milea-minute because of the speed it grows.
Comedian David Walliams also stuck the boot in and tweeted: "Why is @Cheryl Official dressed as a Triffid?" Christian Vaughan wrote: "Cheryl's dress makes her look like a leafy vegetable."
The Danish laboratory confirmed the detection of GM linseed variety FP967/CDC Triffid only after distribution had taken place.
Triffid (1.10 Southwell) Has run creditably despite a slow break on both starts this term.
Made from hinged pieces of wood that are painted white, part picket fence and part triffid, it could almost be rococo wood paneling that has gone to seed.