from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See moss.
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Each spray of dripping feather-moss exudes a tiny torrent of its own, or braided with some tiny neighbor, above the little water-fonts which sleep sunless in ever-verdant caves.
They reached the spot marked by Fly, a field with a border of sloping broken ground and brushwood, which certainly fulfilled all their desires, steeply descending to a stream full of rocks, the ground white with wood anemones, long evergreen trails of periwinkles and blue flowers between, primroses clustering under the roots of the trees, daffodils gilding the grass above, and the banks verdant with exquisite feather-moss.
The Derbyshire feather-moss, a green aquatic growth just one metre square at a secret location in Cressbrook Dale in the county, exists nowhere else in the world.