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  • n. Plural form of cactus.


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  • To deliberately say "cactuses" -- but the provocation was great, I admit.

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  • The reason for this bellicose disposition on the part of the cactuses is a tolerably easy one to guess.

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  • She hated the desolation, the space, the silence, the arid stretches; she had made grimaces at the "cactuses" with their forbidding pricklers -- though she could not help admiring them, they seemed to be the only growing thing in the country capable of defying the heat and the sun.

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  • I think he will confess that "cactuses" is an exceedingly conservative epithet, and all too mild for the occasion.

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  • We continued downhill, around corners, driving past cactuses and kicking up dirt behind us as we drove about 5 miles an hour for at least a mile and a half.

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  • Bystanders watched in silence, lining the street in front of the church, where small barrel cactuses bloom in yellow.

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  • I spent my last morning there out in the desert, shooting saguaros, cactuses you have seen a million times, with their Gumby arms lifted in what one woman said to me she imagined was a friendly wave hello.

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  • Randy took great pride in his shady frontyard filled with cactuses and succulents.

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  • “OK,” I said, “but with cactuses and special weird wildlife.”

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  •  There were matching bedside lamps with bases shaped like saguaro cactuses and with crisp little shades that appeared to be distant relatives of moccasins.

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