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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A South African plant (Prionium Palmita) of the Rush family, having long serrated leaves. The stems have been used for making brushes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rush-like plant. Prionium Palmita, of South Africa, the leaves of which afford a very tenacious fiber.


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  • 'Driven To Tears' is the Latin poem by Ausonius ( "Cum glaucus opaco/respondet colli fluvius, frondere videntur/fluminei latices et palmite consitus anmis ...").

    Zenyatta Mondatta

  • At the upper end, under a wall of volcanic tufa, we came to a summerhouse done in the native style, stilts below, palmite thatch above, and walled on three sides only with hanging screens of bamboo.

    The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • Indorum spoliis et opaco palmite Bacchae. illic exuuias omnis cumulate parentum: quidquid auus senior Mauro uel Saxone uictis, quidquid ab innumeris socio Stilichone tremendus225 quaesiuit genitor bellis, quodcumque Gelonus

    The Marriage of Honorius and Maria

  • Pomaque, et Alcinoi filvae: nec furculus idem Cruftumiis Syriisque piris, gravibusque volemis Non eadem arboribus pendet vindemia nofiris, duam Methymnaeo carpit de palmite Lelbos.

    P. Virgilii Maronis opera: emendabat et notulis illustr. G. Wakefield

  • FolleBtemque iibi, viridi cum palmite hidens Tmolia pampineo fubter coma velat amidu.

    P. Virgilii Maronis opera: emendabat et notulis illustr. G. Wakefield

  • Pollentemque fibi, viridi cum palmite ludens Tmolia pampineo fubter coma velat ami6tu.

    P. Virgilii Maronis Opera

  • promisi gregibus pascua plena meis nec, quod mille mihi lateant sub palmite colles

    Epistle to Serena

  • et uelare comam palmite, Liber eris: pascere si crinem et lauro redimire manuque


  • The last line in particular has at once a conciseness and a wealth of suggestion that is rare in any post-Ovidian poet: iam nunc algentes autumnus fecerat umbras atque hiemem tepidis spectabat Phoebus habenis, iam platanus iactare comas, iam coeperat uvas adnumerare suas defecto palmite vitis: ante oculos stabat, quidquid promiserat annus. [

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal


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