from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cress.


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  • It was that he had been allowed to retain and stow in his waist-belt his little packet of pepper-cress seed -- a favour for which he thanked his persecutors with tears in his eyes.

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  • The shopman took the shilling and tossed upon the counter a packet of pepper-cress seed.

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  • Nothing was found on Tristram but his packet of pepper-cress seed, which the searchers obligingly returned.

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  • Tristram was helping Sophia to sprinkle it with pepper-cress seed; holding her right hand as she traced this:

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  • They were two lines of pepper-cress, unharmed and fresh as if they grew in some sheltered garden, open only to the sun and rain.

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