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Synonyms for bulrush

tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down

tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America

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The letters she composed while writing The Bride frequently mention Reverend William Ellery Channing's "Discourses on the Evidence of Christianity" (Collected Letters, 2:598) [see The Complete Works of William Ellery Channing (London: Routledge, 1884)]; Fanny (Catherine) Head's translation of Klopstock's The Messiah (Collected Letters, 2:583) [see The Messiah: A Poem (London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826)]; and Hannah More's play Moses in the Bullrushes (Collected Letters, 2:601) [see The Works of Hannah More, vol.
The collection includes Noah's Ark, Jacob's ladder to heaven, Moses in the bullrushes, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, and Jonah and the Whale, plus many more stories.
The idea is to create a series of wetland environments along the length of the river, planted with common reed mace and bullrushes.
(5) An emergent wetland is one that has plants, such as cattails and bullrushes, whose roots and part of the stem are below water level with the rest of the plant above water.
My lower half was in wet mud--the upper half was pushing bullrushes aside so that I could pass between.
Like German-Jewish parents who sent their children on the kinder-transports, or the baby Moses set adrift in a basket into the bullrushes, Superman's parents launched him in a rocket to Earth in hopes that he would survive.
I liked the name Moses because I just knew he'd go on to greater things - and also because he was found as a baby, although not amongst the bullrushes.
The stillness was delightful, interrupted only by some sparkling leaping fish, or the swallow skimming in circles over the water, the hissing of the swans from their two woody islets, or the cries of the wild fowl from the far off sedges and bullrushes.
Owner Steve Openshaw, a keen angler himself, has worked hard to create a pleasant water surrounded by mature trees, plenty of bankside bushes, reeds, bullrushes and specially planted weed beds.
They lay eggs on bullrushes and flag irises on suitable waters, with their frankly ugly offspring hatching out in spring and thankfully staying underwater until they emerge as a beautiful migrant hawker in late summer.
In fact, though, Campbell is not the only Moses to be found amongst Hulme's bullrushes. Her version of biculturalism is, distinctively, of the counter-culture, speaking for the very things the dominant culture tends to repress--it is what Tuwhare had in mind, presumably, when he wished for an alternative to the 'sexlessness' of Te Ao Hou back in the 1950s: a less politically-correct mode that might admit difference, ambiguity, experimentation and verbal play.
And in 1703, the tribe sold the right to farm certain lands to the town, reserving the right to "cut Flags, Bullrushes and such grass as they usually make their mats and houses of, and to dig ground nuts, mowing land excepted, any where in the bounds of the township of Southampton." 3 id.
This category consisted primarily of saltmarsh cord grass (Spartina alterniflora), and smaller proportions of salt meadow-grass (Spartina patens), black needle-rush (Juncus roemerianus), salt grass (Distichlis spicata), bullrushes (Scirpus spp.), and cattails (Typha spp.); Submerged consisted primarily of shoalgrass aquatic (Halodule wrightii), wigeongrass vegetation (SAV) (Ruppia maritima), and a sporadic distribution of wild celery (Vallisneria americana); Shallow non- generally restricted to waters less vegetated than 1 meter deep, including creeks, bottom (SNB) ponds, shoreline, and open bay habitat.
A flaring sunset touches the trees with colours of flame and molten copper; reddens even the bullrushes and the ropes of ivy which drift, among their own reflections, in the river.
Sarah also says, "I must separate my Moses in the Cradle or Bullrushes. I will have about eight too many plants.