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a nonenterprising person who is not paying his way

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a train or bus or taxi traveling empty

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Snip off dead heads of pansies and trim back any dead stems.
Snip off the dead heads of pansies and trim back any dead stems - they will soon come back to life again.
It's far better to remove all the dead heads, even if it does take a good bit of time.
A frustrated Lynne Barrett-Lee knows all about it 10 BOOKS Joanna Trollope on Daughters In Law and family matters 14 Making Inroads with poetry with Carolyn Jess-Cooke 18 FOOD Chef Gary Rhodes' revival of the Great British tomato 24 27 21 TRAVEL Holiday ideas for the year ahead GARDENING 24 John Humphries takes on garden pests while Lynne Allbutt hopes for an early harvest of spinach and broad beans 27 TV & FILM The last ever episode of Waking The Dead heads up our pick of the week's best telly 53 PUZZLES Go on, give the brainteasers and prize crossword a whirl 54 CYMRAEG Uwch gynhyrchydd y gyfres boblogaidd C'r Cymru, Hefin Owen, sy'n s'n am y gystadleuaeth eleni
Bird Notes now appears in Farm&CountryeveryThursday of Troy Scott-Smith dead heads flowers (main) and tends to rudbeckia (inset)
My neighbour dead heads her flower pots and baskets and I don't.
Furthering the ongoing collaboration between The DEAD and its fans, Blurb is enabling Dead Heads to create personal covers for each book by using their own photograph for a cover image in place of the standard cover offered.
Here you entered a book of hours populated by characters from Aesop, Grimm, Perrault, Lewis Carroll, and the Great Goddess of My Body, My Self, owls mingling with cats, bats, birds, butterflies, and babies, with Red Riding Hood and the wolf, with dead heads, dead monkeys, and head frogs, with pink bosoms, self-replicating vulvas, brains, and kidneys, with bluebeards and spinning spinsters, with doilies, moons, and masses of matted hair, with Dorothy, Alice, and Emily D.
FOR tip-top tulips next year, wait until the flowers die, then trim off the dead heads, and spray a liquid feed on to the foliage while it is still green - two or three times at weekly intervals.
Other family members, such as marigolds, need the dead heads pinched off regularly and protected from overhead sprinklers, which can break their stems.