blossoming

Definitions

  • THE BLOSSOMING WILDERNESS
    THE BLOSSOMING WILDERNESS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blossoming the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A MAGNOLIA BLOSSOM A MAGNOLIA BLOSSOM
Fifth stanza, surrounded by apple blossoms Fifth stanza, surrounded by apple blossoms

Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.”
  • Anais Nin
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    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
  • James Shirley
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    “Only the actions of the just smell sweet and blossom in the dust.”
  • Kotomichi
    Kotomichi
    “My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms -- will it return to my body when they scatter?”
  • John Ruskin
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    “To watch the corn grow, or the blossoms set; to draw hard breath over the plough or spade; to read, to think, to love, to pray, are the things that make men happy.”
  • Alice Mackenzie Swaim
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    “Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.”

Usage

In literature:

They threw out their blossom, they flung it out under the blue heavens, the whitest blossom!
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
When they fade, will hidden blossoms Take the places of those dead?
"Harper's Young People, June 1, 1880" by Various
The bride wears no jewels, and the typical orange-blossoms and myrtle are supposed to crown her brow.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
And little Annie sat among her flowers, and watched with wondering joy the fairy blossom shining on her breast.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
The first application should be made just before the grape blossoms; the second, shortly after blossoming.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
And I have seen thee blossoming Beside the snow-bank's edges cold.
"Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant" by William Cullen Bryant
The Apple-blossom has five sepals.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
These are of dwarf habit, but have blossoms of the largest size.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
And on the top-most spray of the Rose-tree there blossomed a marvellous rose, petal following petal, as song followed song.
"The Happy Prince and Other Tales" by Oscar Wilde
After it is cured it is flavored with the tea blossom.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
Professor Jimsy must have bought the original trial machine made by the inventor, Blossom.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
On opening the door he was met by the sweet, warm odor of damp earth and green things growing and blossoming.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
The cherries down here aren't in blossom yet, and the sapling we brought from home is blossoming to-day, for the first time.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
The =trollius= has bright orange or lemon-yellow cup-shaped blossoms and luxuriant foliage.
"Small Gardens" by Violet Purton Biddle
The blossoms are large, very full, and mostly flat in form.
"Roses and Rose Growing" by Rose Georgina Kingsley
McCalloway began to see the blossoming of his Quixotically fantastic idea into some hope and semblance of reality.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
This blossoms in earliest spring, and it drops its large and ripened keys only a few weeks later.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
When they had finished this cup, Tom crawled into another blossom and drank again.
"Little Tom" by V. Tille
There are other girls in town besides Blossom, I guess.
"A Round Dozen" by Susan Coolidge
It was the custom, too, to have the blossoms sculptured upon the tombs.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
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In poetry:

Standing without
In sadness, am I; does
The cuckoo
On the orange blossomed
Branch sit and sing for me?
"Standing without" by Ise
What land of Silence,
Where pale stars shine
On apple-blossom
And dew-drenched vine,
Is yours and mine?
"Beata Solitudo" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Red windy dawn,
Swift rain and sunny;
Wild bees seeking honey,
Crocus on the lawn;
Blossom on the plum.
"March" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
These blossoms that I bring,
This song that here I sing,
These tears that now I shed,
I give unto the dead.
"Last Words" by Amy Levy
Candles around the yellow head–
And on her breast
Blossoms as wan as her dead cheek
Mine own had pressed.
"Haunted" by Anna Johnston MacManus
I cast my flowers away,
Blossoms unmeet for you!
The garland I have gathered in my day:
My rosemary and rue.
"Amor Umbratilis" by Ernest Christopher Dowson

In news:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chase Budinger was quickly blossoming into a reliable, and occasionally dynamic, swingman upon reuniting with coach Rick Adelman in Minnesota.
Merlin 's masses of light pink to pink flowers deepen to cranberry and then to a rich ebony purple in May Merlin , part of the Gold Collection, features large, forward-facing blossoms that can stand up to inclement weather.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena star in the film as a couple of blossoming LAPD officers on the beat in South Central.
Tips for Running the Cherry Blossom Ten- Miler .
Fifteen thousand people are scheduled to run the Cherry Blossom Ten- Miler this Sunday.
It's such a pleasure watching the central character of " Mojo " blossom from precocious tyke to rebellious teen that you'll barely notice she's a puppet.
On the first day of autumn, about 40 public "parks" blossomed in the Southern California asphalt.
Korean Rotarians keep Mongolian eco-project blossoming.
Squash blossoms, Moonstruck Chocolates, Bite of Oregon and more.
View full size Allison Jones Squash blossoms.
'Blossom end rot' mushy problem.
"Blossom end rot" is a common tomato plant problem in the Tulsa area lately.
A flash was used to illuminate the blossoms.
Most days that the cherry blossoms were in peak bloom was either cold, windy, or cloudy.
As we saw in the 1970s, new energy technologies blossom when oil gets expensive.
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In science:

Starting from height n at the root, we make a step +1 for each encountered bud and −1 for each encountered blossom subtree (see Fig.3).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
Each −1 step may be seen as the net contribution of the blossom subtree at hand within the total (reversed) contour walk.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
From the above analysis, the quantity gk Zn,n−1 (2k − 1) is the generating function for blossom trees with a 2k-valent root vertex and with contour walk of depth less or equal to n.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
In this language, the index n stands for the (discrete onedimensional) position of individuals and the blossom trees or mobiles are interpreted as the genealogical structure of families.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
An outcome of this result is that we obtain a host of explicit expressions for G2i in terms of the generating functions Ri of blossom trees corresponding to various choices of n in Eq.(5.1).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
Fig. 13: Any blossom tree (a) whose root is encircled by i ≥ 1 edges in the closing process of Sect.2.1 may be rerooted at the first excess bud clockwise from the root, while this original root is replaced by a leaf (b).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
This results in a rooted tree with a, say 2k-valent root vertex adjacent to k − 2 buds and k + 1 blossom subtrees (with necessarily k ≥ 2).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
The conservation of Γ2 (n) has a nice combinatorial explanation in the language of blossom trees.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
The quantity Rn − R0 is the generating function for blossom trees with contour walk of depth i with 0 < i ≤ n.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
In particular, all the proper subtrees of this tree are ordinary blossom trees.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
Thus every vertex either is saturated (A), blossoms (B1 ), or is restricted (B2 ).
Getting directed Hamilton cycle twice faster
We say that a restricted vertex v partially-blossoms if the sum of its first vertex degree, second vertex degree, and A-B degree is at least 2.
Getting directed Hamilton cycle twice faster
Thus, we call a restricted vertex v not being partially-blossomed, and having one A-B edge and at least one neglected edge as a bud.
Getting directed Hamilton cycle twice faster
Our next goal is to prove that the restricted vertices consist only of partially-blossomed and bud vertices.
Getting directed Hamilton cycle twice faster
Every restricted vertex is whp either partial ly-blossomed, or a bud.
Getting directed Hamilton cycle twice faster
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