common elder


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common elder a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
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In literature:

Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited.
"Essays" by Francis Bacon
The Warden was talking to him, with all the deference of elderly commoner to patrician boy.
"Zuleika Dobson" by Max Beerbohm
Elderly people commonly know enough not to betray themselves.
"The Education of Henry Adams" by Henry Adams
Only the elder brother had appealed to her hard, practical common sense against such sentiment.
"From Sand Hill to Pine" by Bret Harte
The elder brother, Lord Creedmore, is a common Nimrod, always absent in Hungary, Russia, America, hunting somewhere.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
Remember, that a rich, substantial, elderly man never likes your common, ordinary, coarse love.
"Yama (The Pit)" by Alexandra Kuprin
All the paths on the common are asphalted, so that elderly gentlemen and lady's companions shan't get their feet wet.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett
The elder on the contrary laboured for his half of the property as much as he had ever done for the common good.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
Elder Welcome was one of the old-fashioned sort not so common in these days, a good man, but stern and somewhat harsh.
"Story-Tell Lib" by Annie Trumbull Slosson
We proposed a walk; and, accompanied by some half-dozen of the elder boys, we began to stroll upon the common.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
His elder brother stood face to face with him; they met on the common field of strife, and then began between them the unending feud.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
His elder brother Thomas was very naturally a member of the House of Commons for Old Sarum, and later sat for Oakhampton.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
It is common about the face and scalp in children, and the middle and lower part of the leg in elderly people.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
The common sweet elder is the only kind cultivated.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The family elders, grave old men, meet here and discuss their common needs, collect the tribute of hides, and settle all important matters.
"Tales by Polish Authors" by Various
He had never got on very well with his elder brother, and they had no tastes or opinions in common.
"Dorothy's Double" by G. A. Henty
One variety, the Parsley-leaved Elder, is here equally hardy with the common Elder, and much more graceful in its growth.
"A Year in a Lancashire Garden" by Henry Arthur Bright
The elders and the virgins have one characteristic in common.
"Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon" by Walter Adeney
Yet this is common household sport, so long as there is a little child to act as zany for the amusement of his elders.
"Concerning Children" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
A number of elders were chosen "by common election," to whom the whole of the brethren promised obedience.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay

In news:

Elderly Women with Common Heart Condition at Higher Risk for Stroke.
Post-traumatic subcutaneous hematomas are common in elderly women, especially those who are anticoagulated.
I wrote a while back about the northern invasion of black-billed magpies , leading with an anecdote about an elder in a southwest Alaska village who did not know a word for magpie , suggesting that the birds were not common there in the past.
While sepsis can happen to anyone, it's most common and most dangerous in people who are elderly or who have weakened immune systems.
F AMILY HOMES lost to bad mortgages, the elderly left penniless, and a tanking economy: 2012 has plenty in common with 1929.
With last weekend's weather being common for mid-August, Nowthen Historical Power Association (NHPA) elders expected typical crowds for their 42nd annual threshing show.
Still, they have much in common with their slot car-racing elders.
According to Columbus police, elderly women walking alone in grocery store parking lots are becoming a common target for thieves.
Elder financial abuse is all too common.
Heart failure is common in the elderly.
Indirect hernias can occur at any age, but direct hernias are more common in middle age and elderly men.
The prevalence of nerve damage increases with age, so the elderly are among the most common victims.