American mistletoe

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Synonyms for American mistletoe

the traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plant

small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits

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Synge, for example, was an early reader of The Golden Bough, probably in the mid-eighteen nineties.
Golden Bough plays a variety of instruments, including the Celtic harp, guitar, man- dolin, octave-mandolin, accordion, violin, pennywhistle and bodh- ran, then blends their voices in three-part harmony.
D Laing Docherty (1975) - William McIlvanney An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748) - David Hume Electric Brae (1997) - Andrew Greig Flemington (1911) - Violet Jacob For the Love of Willie (1998) - Agnes Owens From Russia, With Love (1957) -Ian Fleming The Game of Kings (1961) - Dorothy DunnettGarnethill (1998) - Denise Mina The Golden Bough (1890) - James Frazer The Gowk Storm (1933) - Nancy Brysson Morrison Grace Notes (1997) - Bernard MacLaverty Greenvoe (1972) - George Mackay Brown The Guns of Navarone (1957) - Alistair MacLean Harry Potter and the Philoso-pher's Stone (1997) - J.
Celtic music group Golden Bough performs songs that tell stories of war through the centuries.
The Island of Statues (1885) reveals a debt to Turner's ideal landscape The Golden Bough.
Lake Nemi, incidentally, was the setting of the Temple of Diana, the bizarre rituals of which inspired Sir James Frazer's classic, The Golden Bough.
The usage is also a case of what Sir James Frazer identified in The Golden Bough as homeopathic magic; here, an attempt to supercharge mundane words and ideas by association with the earth-quivering power of the A-bomb of all--word formations, the F-word (later joined by the H-bomb of the N-word).
Not all the examples are negative: indexes which can act as the best advertisements for their texts, seducing the reader into the work, include James Frazer's The Golden Bough ("Bag, souls of persons deposited in a"; "Birds, cause headache through clipped hair; absent warriors called"; "Cat's cradle, forbidden to boys among the Esquimaux") and A.
Far from being a simple autobiographical study of the poem, however, Prestridge's discussion takes into account dramatic modes defined by Kenneth Burke as well as the mythological underpinnings suggested by Frazer's The Golden Bough in order to analyze Warren's turn from "a hapless victim to an avenging angel.
In his highly influential multivolume study of magic and religion, "The Golden Bough (1890-1915)," Sir James George Frazer wrote, "From time immemorial the mistletoe has been the object of superstitious veneration in Europe.
WHAT is The Golden Bough and what is its Scottish connection?
Scanning an old copy of The Golden Bough for another purpose, I saw that James George Frazer had gathered examples from all over the world positing a sacrificed god whose body is dismembered and buried, thus giving rise to the fruit trees, beans and wheat grasses that sustain human life.
It is impossible to read the various ethnographic accounts without recalling The Golden Bough, and its myriad snippets about beliefs concerning trees (Frazer, J.
James Frazier tells us in The Golden Bough that the Ojebway Indians of North America and the Sencis of Peru fired burning arrows into the sky in an attempt to re-ignite the sun's rays.
To be sure, Gluck's poetry is, in its own way, highly specific: the best mythic poems, like "The Golden Bough," interrogate character in depth; the best aphoristic lines in her work gain immensely from the context in which they are embedded; and highly personal memories and situations hover over her most generic allegories, proving them "to have been poignantly abstract" ("Descent to the Valley").