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  • n. Plural form of axil.


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  • Okra pods grow in the leaf axils once the flowers drop.

    Groundwork: Okra time

  • How many axils have been broken due to them where the cost of fixing them is passed onto the drivers?

    Expanding Route 347 on Long Island, NY does not make for a green project

  • The female feeds the tadpole special infertile decapsulated eggs pumilio are known as obligate egg-feeders, along with D. histrionicus and D. lehmanni, often assisted by the male, who will call from tad-containing axils to encourage the female to swing by and feed the kids.


  • The whole tree itself is but one leaf, and rivers are still vaster leaves whose pulp is intervening earth, and towns and cities are the ova of insects in their axils.


  • This latter, the commonest of the species on the island, produces its flowers in long spikes in the axils of the leaves on the minor branches, weighting such branches with semi-pendulous plumes laden with haunting perfume.

    My Tropic Isle

  • For two fevered paragraphs, he goes on like this and then abruptly returns to talking about drooping leaf axils, scaly buds, and pendulous branchlets.

    I'm A Stranger Here Myself

  • FLOWERS: Inflorescences dioecious, borne in leaf axils.

    Chapter 7

  • FLOWERS: Cream to green, densely clustered in leaf axils.

    Chapter 7

  • FLOWERS: Short-stalked, pinkish with five petals, borne alternately in the axils of miniature leaf-like bracts along a long erect spike, occasionally twining around other more sturdy plants.

    Chapter 7

  • FLOWERS: Borne in clusters, in the axils and in terminal branched heads or spikes.

    Chapter 7


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