• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ferny abounding in or covered with ferns "the ferny undergrowth"
    • adj ferny resembling ferns especially in leaf shape "the ferny shadows of locust leaves"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ferny Abounding in ferns.
    • Ferny resembling a fern; fernlike.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ferny Abounding in or overgrown with ferns.
    • ferny Resembling or of the nature of a fern.
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In literature:

Upon the upper slopes of this garden are many mirrored lakes, ferny, flowery glens, purple forests, and crag-piled meadows.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
On and on we sped, past new wonders of blossoming groves and ferny hollows, to the end of our ride.
"Harper's Young People, June 1, 1880" by Various
And we were cool in our ferny bower, out of the strong hot sunshine.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
But she liked the beauty of the little dell, the ferny smell of it, and the sunshine and cheerfulness.
"The Camerons of Highboro" by Beth B. Gilchrist
Dunson wuz a body slave fer Major Fernie Green an' went through all de war.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Yes, over the surface of the water radiated a ferny, splintery film, which was ice.
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
The rain fell, and on the third day the wind beat, and much soil was washed down into the verdant, ferny gullies, and out to sea.
"Of High Descent" by George Manville Fenn
The approach to the high grey windy street is marked by deep ferny lanes.
"Nooks and Corners of Cornwall" by C. A. Dawson Scott
How long it was before Fernie went to sleep neither had means of knowing, but both awoke to the sound of Fernie's rifle.
"The Witch Doctor and other Rhodesian Studies" by Frank Worthington
But your camp is pitched once more, and dawn has again roused you from your ferny bed.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
The rain fell, and on the third day the wind beat, and much soil was washed down into the verdant ferny gullies, and out to sea.
"The Haute Noblesse" by George Manville Fenn
Willie Fernie was there, enjoying himself hugely too.
"Fifty Years of Golf" by Horace G. Hutchinson
Still, it would give food for dreams among the ferny woods.
"The Literary Sense" by E. Nesbit
It flowers in autumn, and is a tall, bushy plant, with large green, ferny leaves.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
At one end of Wroxham Broad is a labyrinth of dykes and pools, between wooded islands and ferny banks.
"The Swan and Her Crew" by George Christopher Davies
Deep ravines run down on either hand through green, ferny sheep-walks, dotted with innumerable sheep.
"Sporting Society, Vol. I (of 2)" by Various
Hills, woods, mountain streams, stretches of ferny uplands, gullies set with beech and hazel flew by under the watching stars.
"Who Goes There!" by Robert W. Chambers
Surrounded by a thickly-wooded park, where the deer abound in ferny coombes and hollows, stood the home of the Trethowens.
"The Temptress" by William Le Queux
Fernie, Andrew, of Fernie, 463.
"The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)" by John Knox
Such a lovely ferny, rocky, wild, watery spot.
"Mount Royal, Volume 2 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

In poetry:

Up from their ferny beds
Dart fields of pluming heads,
As if hideous earth,
Out of her rocky womb,
Out of an army's tomb,
Doth give them birth.
"Custar's Last Ride" by Albery Allson Whitman
Speak of the North! A lonely moor
Silent and dark and tractless swells,
The waves of some wild streamlet pour
Hurriedly through its ferny dells.
"Speak of the North! A Lonely Moor" by Charlotte Bronte
Leave him here in his secret ferny tomb,
Withdraw the little light from the ocean of gloom,
He who feared nought will fear aught never,
Left alone in the forest forever and ever.
"Night Burial In The Forest" by Duncan Campbell Scott
Bare grassy slopes, where kids are tethered
Round valleys like nests all ferny-lined;
Round hills, with fluttering tree-tops feathered,
Swell high in their freckled robes behind.
"Divided" by Jean Ingelow
Night fell with the ferny dusk, Planets paled and grew,
Up, with lily and clarid turns
Throbbing through,
Rose the robin's song,
Heart of home and love that burns beating in the dew.
"Avis" by Duncan Campbell Scott
So I held my peace till I saw him sit with children at his knee;
And I sent them the sun, the wind and the rain,
And the ferny slope and the flowery plain,
And the wet night-smell of the growing grain;
And their love they gave to me.
"The Mothering" by Robert James Campbell Stead

In news:

(Photo by Fernie Castillo/El Paso Times).
3 Most Hilariously Retarded Things Fernie Said Today.
Conditions at Augusta, Bush Field, GA. Emily Fernie Email.
Fernie's Donkey Show + Stephanie Gets Attacked By Prairie Dog – Balloonfest Gets Weird.
An experienced adventurer takes us into the depths of Fernie snowcat skiing.
Fernie Alpine Resort is one of four resorts with a special limited-time offer to purchase a season's pass.
(Fernie Castillo / El Paso Times).
PORTLAND — Mitchell Fernie, 53, died Sept 2 at home, surrounded by his family.
Fernie was born Sept 19, 1958, into a community of artists in Westport, Conn. Then moved with his family to Vermont in 1970.
After Polly Piston of the Sun City Roller Girls beat Fernie in arm wrestling, Fernie exacted his revenge the next time the two met.
A Canadian man searching for edible mushrooms in Fernie, British Columbia, stumbled upon an inedible giant weighing in at 57.4 pounds .
Yep, Fernie did a couple of days in jail for unpaid traffic tickets.
FERNIE, B.C.—In the last few years, this historic mining town tucked away in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, has made a transition into a vibrant ski destination.
So, Fernie pointed out the other day that someone had posted a Missed Connection on El Paso's Craigslist about me.
We sent Fernie out to ask the important questions at Balloonfest 2012, including the most important question of them all — spit or swallow .

In science:

Steuer, R., Nesi, A.N., Fernie, A.R., Gross, T., Blasius, B., Selbig, J.: From structure to dynamics of metabolic pathways: application to the plant mitochondrial tca cycle.
Generalized modeling of ecological population dynamics
Sweetlove, L.J., Fell, D., Fernie, A.R.: Getting to grips with the plant metabolic network.
Generalized modeling of ecological population dynamics
The green lines show the synthetic colours derived by using different definitions of the U filter: solid for the Buser & Kurucz (1978) filter, long-dashed for the Johnson (1965) filter, dotted for Bessel (1990) and short-dashed for Fernie (1974).
MIUSCAT: extended MILES spectral coverage. II. Constraints from optical photometry
For very well-known Polaris, beside a strange decrease of amplitude, the secular period changes are also reported (Kamper and Fernie 1998, Evans et al. 2002).
Period Changes in Galactic Classical Cepheids. Slow Evolution of Long-period Cepheids
Another galactic Cepheid, Y Oph, also reveals both period and amplitude variations (Fernie 1990, Fernie et al. 1995).
Period Changes in Galactic Classical Cepheids. Slow Evolution of Long-period Cepheids
That same property can also be used to map the Milky Way’s spiral arms and to establish various fundamental parameters for the Galaxy, as pointed out previously (e.g., Kraft & Schmidt 1963; Fernie 1968; Caldwell & Coulson 1987; Opolski 1988; Berdnikov et al. 2006).
Characteristics of the Galaxy according to Cepheids
ER−I /EB−V on the Kron-Cousins system using the results of Fernie (1983) and Caldwell et al. (1993).
Space Reddenings for Fifteen Galactic Cepheids
Small adjustments to the intrinsic relations for late B-type and A-type dwarfs to make them bluer were therefore tried using alternative intrinsic colors from Johnson (1966) adjusted to the Cape system (Fernie 1983).
Space Reddenings for Fifteen Galactic Cepheids
B0, was converted in the last column of the table to a value appropriate for the derived intrinsic color of the Cepheid, again using the relationship of Fernie (1963).
Space Reddenings for Fifteen Galactic Cepheids
Fig. 7 plots the inferred (R–I)J colors for our sample Cepheids relative to their (hB i–hV i)0 colors, transposed from (R–I)C using the relationships of Fernie (1983).
Space Reddenings for Fifteen Galactic Cepheids