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  • n. a plant of the genus Pyracantha; the pyracanthus

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  • n. any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Pyracantha bearing small white flowers followed by hard red or orange-red berries


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  • Pyracantha, aka firethorn, makes a great cat-proof hedge en-masse, but as an individual it can look stunning at this time of year and does so there.

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  • Ardor had saved my life twice—or rather, spared it twice—and also granted me small blessings: a healing song from the firethorn tree, the knack of seeing in the dark, and the gift in my hands of drawing fire from fevers and burns.


  • I was moved to sing a firesong, which I made of words given me by the Hearthkeeper, and a melody given by a bird that had perched on a firethorn tree in the Kingswood.


  • I gave the boys a song to hum, the same melody a bird had given me when I ate the firethorn berries in the Kingswood.


  • In recent years, Cedar Waxwings have increasingly turned to crops and ornamentals such as crabapple, hawthorn, firethorn, pepper tree, Russian olive in the West, and non-native honeysuckle in the East as winter food sources.

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  • In fact banks are building stratergic partnerships with stratetic companies like firethorn and mfoundry (these companies are run by seasoned banking executives which is a key requirement for success and strategy) ….

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  • Seems like firethorn wireless will become the dominant backbone for all financial institutions. reply heisenberg

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  • Behind, luminous blossoms of a firethorn shone through the twining, trailing outlines of Morgarel the wraith.

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  • Blossoms opened, flamboyance on firethorn trees, steelflowers rising blue from the brok and rainplant that cloaked all hills, shy whiteness of kiss-me - never down in the dales.

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