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- n. Plural form of umbrel.
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February 26, 2008 at 2:51 pm umbrels victorian anti maccassar wii doctorcat says:
As you will pass out in an orderly manner, let every lady help herself to two objects that attract her, and every gent help himself to one object; and no crowding or pulling I trust, because some of the objects would break, like the moustache cup and saucer, or the drainpipe, with painted posies on it, to hold your umbrels.
If you look at the field beside the road and you see merely the generic "meadow," you're less likely to care if it's bulldozed for a strip mall than if you know that those tall, flat-leaved spires are milkweed, upon which the monarchs have flowed two thousand miles to feed ... or if you can give names to all the wild, stalky things poking the air ... sailor's breeches and purslane, lamb's quarter, or the big umbrels of wild carrot feeding the small multitudes ...