aspidistra


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  • noun

Synonyms for aspidistra

evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves

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His first film for the big screen was The Virgin and the Gypsy, from DH Lawrence's novel and he also wrote a screenplay for George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
For anyone too young to remember, she was the actress, singer and comedian who won over the nation with movies like Sally in Our Alley, Sing as We Go, and Queen of Hearts, and songs such as The Biggest Aspidistra in the World, I Took My Harp to a Party, and How are Things in Glocca Morra?
5 Aspidistra is a good evergreen ornamental to put in very dark, shady areas.
aspidistra Redford in the Challenge Cup on Saturday - same owner, trainer and jockey as last year's winner.
All we know of the little girl standing next to the aspidistra is she grew up to become Mrs Beesley and lived in Hall Green.
Charlie P is the Everyman who thinks he can write a novel but can't--a modern day Gordon Comstock, Orwell's famous antihero from Keep the Aspidistra Flying, a poet who never finds the time to write.
Consider his 1936 novel, Keep The Aspidistra Flying, which was faithfully filmed in 1998 as A Merry War.
Peel away the antimacassar and aspidistra context and he's right.
Much of the movie's humor derives from the obvious sham of Gordon's outbursts against the middle class, symbolized by the aspidistra houseplant.
Orwell wrote about it in his novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying: "The very rich boys were more or less undisguisedly favoured; the poor but 'clever' scholarship boys didn't go riding, didn't get a cricket bat, didn't get a birthday cake, were caned more often, were publicly reminded of their poverty, and were expected to be snivelingly grateful to Crossgates for its charity.
Worldwide rights to the film adaptation of George Orwell's 1936 novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying - an international co-production, accessing government funding from the Arts Council of England, and starring Helena Bonham Carter and Richard E.
By hecK, missus, but when I read the news I almost KnocKed over the aspidistra.
Similarly, most of us will have seen owners who do not look capable of looking after a aspidistra being towed along by their dog(s).
Collectors these days want great style in their homes, long gone are the days of the gloomy sitting room in grand mama's house, with the aspidistra gathering years of dust.
The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory hydrangea, miniature calla lilies, green trick dianthus, blush pink spray roses, thistle, and variegated aspidistra foliage, all bound with a pearl-studded satin ivory wrap.