Definitions

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  • n. plural of reed

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Little Ellie and her swan's nest among the reeds is a familiar illustration.

    Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution

  • The other side has provided no positive evidence that torture is effective, has provided a few thin reeds of rebuttal to the argument that it is counterproductive, and has met the intrinsically-wrong argument with cries of “moralism”.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Real Torture Debate

  • NYT article hints at some thin reeds of agreement between Democrats and Republicans on health care:

    Matthew Yglesias » You Can’t Do Anything Without Money

  • I especially like the ones that remind us that flexibility, bending like reeds, is better than being stiff an unforgiving.

    Blockbusters and the Tao Te Ching « Tales from the Reading Room

  • I'll never forget the look on my mother's face as sat at the kitchen table and sliced up spare reeds from a trojan condom using her sewing scissors, one of several given my by Mr. Truelove for that purpose!

    At one time I figured to have shot about 70 turkeys.

  • While I can't say I'm 100% behind him on the emotional level, as a practical matter of law he's right; to overturn the referendum on the thin reeds that the opponents made in their case before the court would have made a mockery of both the court and the process, and all it would have done is dragged it through another series of purgatory-inducing suits and trials.

    Hollywood Ending

  • BAGHDAD (AP) Gunmen hiding in reeds in a Sunni town south of Baghdad killed seven Shiite pilgrims Sunday as they were marching to a shrine in the capital for a major holiday, officials said.

    Gunmen in Iraq kill 7 Shiite pilgrims on way to shrine

  • You may not rip reeds from the walls of the hangar to beat and shoo-off smaller children (both because it ruins the aesthetic appearance of my home and it makes the children cry); 2: You may not stare at me for more than 5 minutes without saying anything.

    Gettin Goin: The Life of a Celebrity

  • The surroundings even smacked of the cinematic version of Vietnam, muddy river banks broken up with patches of stiff, thin reeds, fisherman in small wooden boats plumbing the opaque green waters for tonight's meal.

    Boing Boing

  • The electric light – Billabong had its own plant for lighting – had been extended to the loft, and gleamed down on a perfect bower of green – bracken and coral ferns, the tender foliage of young sapling tops, Christmas bush, clematis and tall reeds from the lagoon – the latter gathered by Jim and

    Mates at Billabong

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