Definitions

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  • n. any plant of the genus Helianthemum; vigorous plants of stony alpine meadows and dry scrub regions

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Examples

  • As if to underscore his words, the sun rose in the northeast and spilled blood-colored light over their lines and over the works in front of Ramblerton to the south.

    Advance and Retreat

  • There was an autumn-like mist white upon the ground and the air was chill, but soon the sun rose red in the East and the mists vanished, and while the shadows were still long they were off again.

    The Hobbit

  • Namings were often held before breakfast, shortly after the sun rose while the totems were still close by after protecting the clan during the night.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • While the sun rose higher and heat radiated from the sheer rock walls of the surrounding cliffs, Goeben and Breslau coaled simultaneously, one warship made fast to each side of the collier.

    Castles of Steel

  • Then the grosbeaks, chats, and vireos had something to say, and the sun rose higher, the light grew stronger and the breeze rustled the treetops loudly; a cow bawled and the whole barnyard answered.

    A Girl of the Limberlost

  • They stood in greasy snowfields, but as the sun rose higher, those snowfields began to steam and boil, and a low-lying fog began to creep across the ground.

    Memory of Fire

  • The sun rose higher; it burnt above, it burnt from the expanse of waters, myriads of jelly-like medusas filled the river; it was as though the sun's rays had changed the whole sea into a heaving world of animal life; I had never before seen anything like it.

    The True Story of My Life

  • When the red ball of the sun rose out of the sea — about the time the British cruisers might have opened fire — the blue Ionian Sea was empty.

    Castles of Steel

  • Once the sun rose up with sherbet-mellow haze to the east, Sister Becca felt the rays on her back, driving west.

    Finding Dignity

  • But the sun rose golden from a low fume of haze in the north – eastern sea.

    Kangaroo

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