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  • interj. An onomatopoeic representation of the chirp of certain species of flickers.

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  • n. tall North American perennial with creeping rootstocks and narrow leaves and spikes of pinkish-purple flowers occurring in great abundance in burned-over areas or recent clearings; an important honey plant


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  • Bateese called it; but the fire, due to lightning no doubt, must have happened many years before, for spruces of fair growth rose behind the alders on the swampy shore, and tall wickup plants and tussocks of the blueberry choked the interspaces.

    Fort Amity

  • a splash of blood among the mosses, and again another on the leaves of a wickup plant a rod or two farther on the trail.

    Fort Amity


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