Sentence Examples

  • From under the shoulders on each side springs a dense tuft of goldenorange plumes, about 2 ft.
  • The natives in preparing the skins remove both feet and wings, so as to give more prominence to the commercially valuable tuft of plumes.
  • From the centre of the tuft ultimately arises a tall flower-bearing stem, 5 to 15 ft.
  • The horns of the males are very large, and curve round after the manner of the wild goat, with a tuft of hair between and in front.
  • - This genus, which comprises nearly 300 species, mostly Mexican, with a few Brazilian and West Indian, is called nipple cactus, and consists of globular or cylindrical succulent plants, whose surface instead of being cut up into ridges with alternate furrows, as in Melocactus, is broken up into teat-like cylindrical or angular tubercles, spirally arranged, and terminating in a radiating tuft of spines which spring from a little woolly cushion.

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