felt fern


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n felt fern east Asian fern having fronds shaped like tongues; sometimes placed in genus Cyclophorus
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In literature:

One afternoon I was there picking my way to a table among the ferns when I felt my sleeve caught.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
Somehow, she felt quite courageous and not at all afraid of Miss Fern, with the little Japanese to lead her on.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
Fern felt a little confused at the sudden pause.
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
He felt the ferny undergrowth all about him, the thick boles of tree-ferns emerged out of the mist.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
I felt that the birds and the grass and the ferns and everything were saying 'You're English!
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
When I first saw you, Fillmore, I felt intuitively, that you and Fern were made for each other.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
The minister shuddered when he felt the icy water round his legs and the clammy ferns closing about his head.
"Furze the Cruel" by John Trevena
He stooped and felt in his fingers the lace-like grace of a fern-stalk.
"Home Fires in France" by Dorothy Canfield
I drank some water from a rill that came tumbling down through a bank of ferns, and felt better.
"Kenneth McAlpine" by Gordon Stables
I felt Fern trembling against me.
"Exploiter's End" by James Causey

In poetry:

So I, long gazing at the gleam
Of fern and flower,
Felt drawn down to that World of Dream
By magic power:
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley