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- n. purslane
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Purslane.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See pussly.
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He would feed pigs; pulled "pusley" out of the garden for them "and them pigs loved it mighty well".
This idea seems to gain support also from the fact that certain Eastern peoples, whom modern civilization declares to have uneducated tastes, still employ many herbs which have dropped by the wayside of progress, or like the caraway and the redoubtable "pusley," an anciently popular potherb, are but known in western lands as troublesome weeds.
It clung to the very soil, like "pusley" in a garden.
Fame like Burbank's and fortune awaits the one who is a good self-advertiser and can find the use of the poetic daisies, goldenrod, and thistle, the all-pervading "pusley," and such other vegetable vermin.
Perhaps its close relation to the "pusley," most hated of weeds, makes us eye it askance.
Purslane -- commonly called "pusley," and which has given rise to the saying, "as mean as pusley" -- of course is not American.
He said that I was right in saying that "pusley" was the natural food of the Chinaman, and that where the "pusley" was, there would the Chinaman be also.
The "pusley" would have strangled the strawberry; the upright corn, which has now ears to hear the guilty beating of the hearts of the children who steal the raspberries, would have been dragged to the earth by the wandering bean; the snake-grass would have left no place for the potatoes under ground; and the tomatoes would have been swamped by the lusty weeds.
I wish there was more demand in our city markets for "pusley" as a salad.
About "pusley" the guide had no theory and no hope.