from The Century Dictionary.
- The ferns, a large order of cryptogamous plants. See
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These rugged, gloomy scenes affright the ladies when they peep down into them from the paths above, and make timid horsemen shudder while they ride along them; but delight the naturalist with their various botany, and particularly with their curious filices with which they abound.
The deep rocky lanes abound with _filices_, and the pastures and moist woods with _fungi_.
Aa 3 373 cryptogaImia filices. ceolatae integerrimae parallelo - venosae, in - ferne attenuatae digitales.
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