Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cow-chervil.
“You gaze out of the open door at a wake of bubbling cow-parsley and the green depths of a hedge in May.”
“It was a perfect starlit night, nearly a new moon, and the chalky track, lined with cow-parsley, shone luminously in the darkness.”
“They send them up a small cow-parsley plant to get some extra lift and take off from the dizzy top.”
“Mess of nettles, cow-parsley, could take a scythe to them.”
“Once they sought coolness and secrecy among the high cow-parsley and willow-herb of the waste building sites.”
“Speaking of which,' Lieutenant Harry Price had drawn his sword as they left the town behind and now slashed with the blade at the cow-parsley that grew thick in the lane, 'are you going to give us some leave, sir?”
“Flowers from the garden, daisies from the bank, cow-parsley, grasses, ferns, and leaves - they flowed in armfuls through the cottage door until its dim interior seemed entirely possessed by the world outside - a still green pool flooding with honeyed tides of summer.”
“Primroses starred the banks, though in less profusion than they had been a fortnight earlier; bluebells and pink campion grew among them, and the feathery blossom of the cow-parsley.”
“Gardens will always produce a great deal more than is wished for, in the shape of various herbs, shrubs, and plants, called weeds; such as dandelions, couch-grass, cow-parsley, chick-weed, and many other plants, which go by the general name of _weeds_.”
“The car slides precariously between two green combers crested with a foam of cow-parsley, which at any moment may break over the road and drown it.”
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