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  • Entwined in the roots and stems of the capim were the tropeqos, long trailing vines that Ela proved had the same genes as the xingadora, the groundnesting bird that used the living plant for its nest, The same sort of pairing continued in the forest: Macio worms that hatched from the seeds of merdona vines and then gave birth to merdona seed.

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  • At this season they are an infallible sign that the dries are ending; the women burn the capim (tall grass) for future forage, and to manure the land for manioc, maize, and beans.

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  • Human's mouth was filled with capim, but he didn't chew it very much.

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  • A light breeze that barely rustled the capim had caught her hair and tossed it lightly.

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  • "The other night, on the hillside, we saw the Speaker and some of the robe-humans chewing capim."

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  • "We've seen humans chewing capim," said Leaf-eater.

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  • The dead man's mouth had been filled with a wad of capim.

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  • Pulling up the capim by the root was hard work for the piggies; soon Quim was helping them, and then Olhado, and then Ouanda and Ela.

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  • Perhaps remembering a man who met her here, or somewhere else in the capim, so that unobserved they could love each other.

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  • But with each new handhold the pain grew more intense, and he began to care, he began to care very much about the pain, he began to realize that the capim had no anesthetic effect on him at all, but by this time he was already at the top of the fence.

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