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- n. The whortleberry or bilberry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The whortleberry, or bilberry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as whortleberry.
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Imagine their amazement when, instead of being roasted, they were taken into a lodge and treated to a kind of whortle-berry pudding _à la sauvage_!
Hout, it will just be to get crane-berries, or whortle-berries, or some such stuff, out of the moss, to make the pies and tarts for the feast on
Broken-girth-flow, a territory which, since the days of Adam, had borne nothing but ling and whortle-berries.
His brothers and cousins laid him softly on a bank of whortle-berries, and just rode back to the lonely hamlet where he had taken his death-wound.
I see her swift foot dash the dew from the whortle, 5
About it stood fir-trees, short and bent, and its sides were steep and clothed with harts-tongue and shrubs of whortle-berry.
Thus she traveled three days together, having nothing to eat or drink but water and green whortle-berries.
There were May flowers, violets and anemonies, in spring time; box, whortle, and black berries, in summer, and acorns and walnuts in autumn.
The ground sloped upwards after a while, and he tore up the incline, breathing deep and hard; down into a shallow valley, leaping gorse bushes, crashing through whortle and meadowsweet, stumbling over peat-cuttings and the workings of forgotten tin-mines.
And in the afternoon, when they had alighted under a little stunted pine in the middle of a large swamp, where all was wet, and all was cold; where some knolls were covered with snow, and others stood up naked in a puddle of half-melted ice-water, even then, he had not felt discouraged, but had run about in fine spirits, hunting for cranberries and frozen whortle-berries.
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