from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as white goldenrod.
- n. Same as king's-rod.
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She also gave him a silver-rod weapon like the Tiggen guards had carried at the farm above.
The leaves, which are broadly oblong toward the base of the stem, and narrowed into long margined petioles, are frequently quite hairy, for the silver-rod elects to live in dry soil and its juices must be protected from heat and too rapid transpiration.
The silver-rod, or Solidago bicolor, abounds in our neighborhood; the bees are very fond of it; at this season, and even much later, you often find them harvesting the honey of this flower, three or four bees on one spike.
" He signed the wooden square with a silver-rod and handed it off.
"Somehow, we're infernally restless to-night and just why our lady has seen fit to pile that abominable silver-rod in such a place of honor by her tent, we can't for the life of us see.
Our beautiful lady's an archer and a capital one too, says Johnny -- even if she does like beastly silver-rod. "
"Last night as Johnny was getting supper," she wrote, "our minstrel appeared with a great bunch of silver-rod and I begged him to stay to supper.