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  • noun Plural form of aspidistra.


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  • Plants were everywhere in shades of dark green, lightened in some places by paler ferns, delicate against the larger, stronger leaves of what looked like huge aspidistras.

    The Legacy

  • He stopped her in a quiet area between a row of white pillars and a row of aspidistras in huge brass urns.


  • Reluctantly, Col emerged from the shelter of the urns and aspidistras.


  • There were marble statues on fluted plinths and dark-leaved aspidistras in terra-cotta urns.


  • Mrs Honeyball, who reportedly makes her staff hold aspidistras and type with a pencil clenched in their teeth, would be a much more representative leader than Mrs Glennis Wilmott, the present Leader of Labour MEPs.

    Blogs by idiots

  • You will find it there among the plush curtains and the aspidistras.


  • They came to an impasse where the path was blocked by large ugly plants like magnified aspidistras, whose leaves terminated in long lashes armed with thorns.

    Burmese Days

  • I wondered where on earth it would fit, in among all the ottomans and firescreens and aspidistras.

    To Say Nothing of the Dog

  • The hotel foyer was full of brown aspidistras and green silver, the floor was visible through the holes in the carpet, and a gnome-like clerk was turning the pages of a vast dusty ledger.

    Funeral In Berlin

  • There were aspidistras, fussy lace curtains, shelves full of antique Meissen and a cocktail cabinet like a small wooden version of the Kremlin.

    Funeral In Berlin


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