scarlet pimpernel

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Synonyms for scarlet pimpernel

herb with scarlet or white or purple blossoms that close at approach of rainy weather

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And for those of you who are horticulturally challenged, a scarlet pimpernel is a small red flower, which Blakeney left as his calling card.
Ironically, Richard first found fame playing an alcoholic drop-out in cult film Withnail & I, but gets to show a more swashbuckling side playing 18th hero the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Her most memorable film roles since have come in She's Having a Baby, The Handmaid's Tale, A Shock to the System, The Wings of the Dove and The House of Mirth; she also starred in the first series of the BBC's 1999 adaptation of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Chairman Chris Macrow said: "e Scarlet Pimpernel was a modern Broadway hit and we are absolutely delighted to bring the show to Solihull.
The scarlet pimpernel could be in Rio at the carnival or in London at the Brits awards.
The six-year-old races in the name of the Scarlet Pimpernel syndicate, which comprises fly-half Stephen Jones, who is in the Welsh squad for tomorrow's Six Nations clash with France, former All Black Regan King, coach Simon Easterby - a relative of Tim, Peter and Mick Easterby - along with the club's chief executive Stuart Gallagher.
And of course the non-deployment of Anfield's very own Scarlet Pimpernel, Alberto Aquilani, continues to baffle, when in theory at least he's just the sort of player we need to add some flair to the side.
Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who was born in Cahirciveen, Co Kerry, was known as the Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican.
The society won the regional award for best production last year for The Scarlet Pimpernel and have been nominated this year for their Aspects of Life concert, which was staged in Coventry at the College Theatre, The Butts, last November.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (actually a small red English flower) is the nickname of an aristocrat who heads up a group who risk their lives to rescue French aristocrats from certain death and bring them to safe haven in England.
Sometimes you have got to trust people and if the Scarlet Pimpernel says it is no contest, that is good enough for me.
It is also home to the MTV Studios as well as the Minksoff Theatre, which opened in 1973 and has featured some of Broadway's great performances, including Fiddler on the Roof, Sunset Boulevard and the Scarlet Pimpernel.
For instance, Anagallis arvensis is known as scarlet pimpernel, shepherd's barometer, and poor man's weatherglass.
Wildhorn's fans will likely find deeper fare than the swashbuckling fluff of the composer's ``The Scarlet Pimpernel.
The tale sounded like Casablanca meets the Scarlet Pimpernel meets Indiana Jones.