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tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites

United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917

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United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902)

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a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it

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Jason Maguire was handed a one-day suspension (May 29) for using his whip with excessive force aboard the successful Broken Reed in the Media Shop Scotland Intermediate Hurdle at Perth.
Too often these days it is dismissed as a broken reed.
One of the abiding memories of the World Cup was watching Owen trudge off after 90 minutes of torture in Shizuoka, a broken reed, crushed by the demands of a season and fears over his fragile health.
Today countless modern idioms--among them, "sour grapes," "like a lamb to the slaughter," "a broken reed," and "forever and ever"--can be traced to biblical roots.
If Westminster's powers cannot extend to putting that little matter right, then it's a broken reed.
Broken Reed has been a little disappointing over fences, but showed a lot more at Huntingdon last time, and if he can progress again he will take all the beating in a poor contest.