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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mass.


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  • It shows well in massed plantings, and is also used as a potted plant in large tubs on patios and balconies.

    Desert rose, dracaena and pothos: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico

  • Use: The canna lily is a mid-height plant for garden beds, and is best in massed display.

    Caladium, candleabra cactus and canna lily: ornamental plants and flowers of tropical Mexico

  • The Confederate troops were again massed along the whole Federal line, but by five o'clock they were driven back at all points, and the engagement terminated, leaving the field in the hands of the Federals.

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • While we've not always gone full-pelt protest against excessive DRM, this is open contempt for paying customers, and, quite frankly, it's the most valid reason yet for PC gamers to call a massed boycott.

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  • This is the opposite to cramming, which is also called massed practice.

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  • A single company forms a battery, and habitually each battery acts separately, though sometimes several are united or "massed;" but these always act in concert with cavalry or infantry.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • Nothing to be seen outside, but darkness made visible; nothing inside but every variety of bunch into which the human form can be twisted, rolled, or "massed," as Miss Prescott says of her jewels.

    Hospital Sketches

  • But try this: perhaps what we're seeing is a kind of massed recognition of the serial failures of recent British foreign policy and an implied goodbye to any remaining imperial affectations, crystallised by awed respect for the people whose daily lives illustrate how dreadful things have got.

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  • The ramp-up to the 1991 Gulf War included the infamous non-existent satellite photos of Iraqi troops "massed" at the Saudi border.

    Signs of the Times

  • *** Middle East Two car bombs struck Shiite pilgrims in an Iraqi holy city, killing at least 18 people as crowds massed for religious rituals marking the end of a 40-day mourning period for the Islamic sect's most beloved saint.

    World Watch


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