The numerous sterile florets are large almost engulfing the center cluster of fertile flowers.
The path has been edged with rock-filled gabions to prevent the scree above from engulfing it.
This allows the phagocytes to begin engulfing and destroying the organism.
A great wave of secularity rolled over the Church, engulfing the religious orders with the rest; love waxed cold, fervour languished; learning declined, discipline was relaxed, bitter rivalries broke out, especially between Franciscans and Dominicans.
Like the seventh and last wave that shatters a ship, that last irresistible wave burst from the rear and reached the front ranks, carrying them off their feet and engulfing them all.