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  • n. Plural form of gorse.

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Examples

  • It is when the far-away homes of wild foxes are drawn — those secluded brakes and gorses where the noble animal is wont to live at a distance from carriage-roads and other weak refuges of civilisation — that the riding capacities of ladies must be equal to those of their husbands and brothers.

    Ayala's Angel

  • Among their green robes may be seen thousands of beautiful wild-flowers, -- the sweet-scented laurustinus, all sorts of running vetches and wild sweet-pea, the delicate vases of dewy morning-glories, clusters of eglantine or sweetbrier roses, fragrant acacia-blossoms covered with bees and buzzing flies, the gold of glowing gorses, and scores of purple and yellow flowers, of which I know not the names.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • Were to flicker its ripples with knockings of gorses.

    Right Royal

  • It is when the far-away homes of wild foxes are drawn -- those secluded brakes and gorses where the noble animal is wont to live at a distance from carriage-roads and other weak refuges of civilisation -- that the riding capacities of ladies must be equal to those of their husbands and brothers.

    Ayala's Angel

  • Anybody may see a fox found at the gorses who will simply take the trouble to be with the hounds when they go into the covert; but in the wood it becomes a great question with a sportsman whether he will stick to the pack or save his horse and loiter about till he hears that a fox has been found.

    Ralph the Heir

  • But he might as well have spoken to the whins and gorses, for the chance of being obeyed.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

  • I got behind it there in the shadow, I thought I saw somethin 'big and black standing among a little clump of gorses afore me.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

  • Tough gorses, thorny succulents, desert grasses and strange pale claret coloured pigmy palmate plants tenaciously hung onto the endless flat dry red sands and occasionally donkeys with their foals could been seen along the roadside.

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  • "We'll draw the small gorses first," said the old master, addressing himself specially to Mr. Newton, "and then we'll go into Barford

    Ralph the Heir

  • "Just so," said the Squire; "the gorses first by all means.

    Ralph the Heir

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