brushwood


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Synonyms for brushwood

the wood from bushes or small branches

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Once a dark, clumsy tapir stared at us from a gap in the bushes, and then lumbered away through the forest; once, too, the yellow, sinuous form of a great puma whisked amid the brushwood, and its green, baleful eyes glared hatred at us over its tawny shoulder.
Finally we pulled the boats up among the brushwood and spent the night on the bank of the river.
The huge trees of the alluvial Amazonian plain gave place to the Phoenix and coco palms, growing in scattered clumps, with thick brushwood between.
As they gained the edge of the brushwood, Alleyne, looking back, saw his brother come running out of the house again, with the sun gleaming upon his hair and his beard.
His very vivid and active imagination enables him not only to humanize animal life with remarkable success, as in the prose 'Jungle-Books,' but to range finely in the realms of the mysterious, as in the short stories 'They' and 'The Brushwood Boy.
I murmured, sinking on my knees among the damp weeds and brushwood that surrounded me, and looking up at the moonlit sky, through the scant foliage above.
On this course nine obstacles had been arranged: the stream, a big and solid barrier five feet high, just before the pavilion, a dry ditch, a ditch full of water, a precipitous slope, an Irish barricade (one of the most difficult obstacles, consisting of a mound fenced with brushwood, beyond which was a ditch out of sight for the horses, so that the horse had to clear both obstacles or might be killed); then two more ditches filled with water, and one dry one; and the end of the race was just facing the pavilion.
She had no sooner moved on again, than she was conscious of the same sound, which was like that of a person tramping stealthily among bushes and brushwood.
There would be no gardens, palm trees or pink mansions, nothing but burnt brushwood, were it not for water carried hundreds of miles over the mountains.
This involves living in conditions where temperatures fall to minus 30 degrees while trying to sleep in a brushwood shelter and hunting for food in order to eat.
145 - A Shaw (Huddersfield) 70-75; A Crum (Dewsbury) 73-73; S Douglas (Wakefield) 73-72; T Brushwood (Bingley St Ives) 74-71.
A SON of Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker headed the early proceedings at the Fasig-Tipton Calder Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Florida yesterday when selling to Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stable for $800,000.
A spring board for those wanting to take the Professional Diploma in Arboriculture of The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) the course covers planting, chainsaw training, felling small trees and brushwood as compulsory elements.
Glyn Jones from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "We are tackling a fire affecting approximately 10 acres of cleared forestry and brushwood.
Geisel - living on a houseboat in Marathon, Florida - told investigators he used the handgun as part of his training, kept the knives for protection and had the machete to cut brushwood.