heather

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heather interwoven yarns of mixed colors producing muted greyish shades with flecks of color
    • n heather common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Heather Heath. "Gorse and grass
      And heather , where his footsteps pass,
      The brighter seem."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heather Heath: especially applied to Calluna vulgaris, the common heather. It differs from the other true heaths in possessing astringent properties, and is employed by both fullers and dyers. See cut under Calluna.
    • n heather The crowberry, Empetrum nigrum.
    • n heather A tweed or similar fabric, usually 56 inches wide, woven of heather-wool, and presenting a color-effect like that of heather. Also called heather mixture.
    • n heather Menziesia pilosa. See Menziesia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Heather heth′ėr the Scotch name for the native species of the Linnæan genus Erica, called in the north of England Ling, esp. Erica (now Calluna) vulgaris, Common Heather, and Erica cinerea, Fine-leaved Heath or Lesser Bell-heather
    • adj Heather of the colour of heather
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Heath

Usage

In literature:

The table had unshaded purple candles and heather in glass dishes.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
Alexander raised himself from his couch in the heather.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
She ceased to think, and avoiding her hostess and tea, ran over the wooden bridge to the slope of hill and climbed up among the red heather.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
I can rest on the heather by the way.
"Emily Fox-Seton" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
It's fair lovely in spring an' summer when th' gorse an' broom an' heather's in flower.
"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
After standing awhile he stooped and felt the heather.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
J. F. HEATHER 2/- Practical Plane Geometry.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
It was fairly early, and a hazy November sun had not yet drawn the moisture from the heather.
"A Popular Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Once, at least, she came upon her lying in the heather.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
At ten o'clock he buried himself in the heather, and slept for an hour.
"The Admirable Tinker" by Edgar Jepson
An armful of dry heather was then pulled up, and laid on the ground.
"Both Sides the Border" by G. A. Henty
There was heather, deceptively green, but nothing else.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
But surely no heather can be as purple as Scottish heather?
"The Heather-Moon" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The Elgood of Elgood, an it please you, in bonnet and kilt, and my foot is on my native heather!
"Big Game" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
It's all sand and heather along here.
"Three Boys" by George Manville Fenn
The hill was covered with heather and gorse bushes.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
One, I know, is Lord Heatherly; but I never saw him, and I think papa kept up no communication with him.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
A little after two I struck across the Mimente, and took a rugged path southward up a hillside covered with loose stones and tufts of heather.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
We lay in the heather all day, soaked to the skin with the brackish water of the swamp, the odor of which still hung to our clothes.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
She saw it and laughed, and then with a sudden change of mood she stooped and swiftly rubbed her fingers in the heather.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
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In poetry:

Or, if you will not bide with me
Upon this quiet heather,
Oh, give me wing, thou beauteous thing,
That we may soar together.
"Hugo's "Flower To Butterfly"" by Eugene Field
The wind, the summer wind of June,
Was on our cheeks as, in the heather,
We lay that happy afternoon
On Yarrow braes together.
"On Yarrow Braes" by Alexander Anderson
Far in the Monklan' muirs langsyne,
Amang the whins an' heather,
There leev'd an honest, godly man—
A husband an' a faither.
"Ballad of The Monkland Cottar" by Janet Hamilton
Queens!--they are no more than mortal;
Even they must pale and pass
Like the prismy dews of dawning
On the heather and the grass!
"Queens" by Clinton Scollard
In smiles and tears, in sun and showers,
The minstrel and the heather,
The deathless singer and the flowers
He sang of live together.
"Burns" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"I dreamt a dream last night," she says,
"I wish it binna sorrow;
I dreamt I was pu'ing the heather green,
Upo' the braes o' Yarrow."--
"The Braes O' Yarrow" by Henry Morley

In news:

CEO Steve Heatherly says the number of patients has dropped while costs have increased.
Heather Uczynski, owner of Leading Edge Business Consulting, Bern Township, started a business at the height of the recession.
Heather Uczynski had done consulting from her Bern Township home part time for four years, but that changed after she got laid off.
LuAnn De Lesseps shocked her fellow Housewives castmate Heather Thomson by telling her she's going ahead with IVF treatments, even though she was just caught possibly cheating on her much younger boyfriend, Jacques Azoulay.
Like so many Washingtonians, Heather Noss used to spend her days working for the government.
Mr Ryan, a marketing consultant from New Canaan was talking about his daughter, Heather, "almost 10" years old.
Heather Rhodes is a candidate for the Live Oak school board.
Loving grandmother of Allison Kilpatrick, Brandon (Jenny), Heather, Caitlin and Sean Christy.
Jason Louk and Heather Curry are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding date, after two years of engagement.
Heather Thorson's hitting, blocking and leadership have helped Creighton roll to a 20-3 record and first place in the Missouri Valley Conference at 11-1.
Jay and Karen Swetye, Salem, are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lisa Jenelle, to Brent Edward Loy , son of Brent and Heather Loy , Beloit.
News -> INDReporter MON, AUG 1 12:00PM by Heather Miller.
Twigs and Heather, Nahant, MA 781-405-2569.
6 Nov, 2008 By: Heather Livingston.
Horror Directed by: Stevan Mena Starring: Samantha Dark, R Brandon Johnson, Heather Magee, Richard Glover.
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In science:

It is a pleasure to thank Jim Lyke, Hien Tran, Heather Hershley, Gary Punawai, Al Conrad, Randy Campbell, Jason McIlroy, and the Keck Observatory staff for assistance with the observations.
Discovery of a Highly Unequal-Mass Binary T Dwarf with Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics: A Coevality Test of Substellar Theoretical Models and Effective Temperatures
The authors thank observing assistants Joel Aycock, Heather Hershley, Carolyn Parker, Gary Puniwai, Chuck Sorenson, Terry Stickel, and Cynthia Wilburn and support astronomers Randy Campbell, Al Conrad, Marc Kassis, Jim Lyke, and Hien Tran for their help in obtaining the observations.
Rotational Velocities of Individual Components in Very Low Mass Binaries
Marion, Antonino Miceli, Heather Ueunten, Patrick Fleury, Eric Par´e, David Smith, and staff of the National Solar Thermal Test Facility.
Development of the Solar Tower Atmospheric Cherenkov Effect Experiment (STACEE)
Many thanks to friends and fellow graduate students Conor Buechler (and spouse Alicia), Tom Butler, Jon Chandra, Michael Endres, Andr´e Walker-Loud, and Heather Zorn-Butler.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Heather Dye and myself found ways to use the Kuperberg theorem to get stronger version of the Jones polynonmial for virtuals [1, 2] and Manturov did a similar analysis that will be found in this book.
Book Review of "Virtual Knot Theory - The State of the Art" by Vassily Manturov and Denis Ilyutko, World Scientific (2012), ISBN: 978-981-4401-12-8
Apparently an advisor’s work is never done. I also want to thank the rest of my dissertation committee, Heather Morrison, J.
The Origins and Evolutionary Status of B Stars Found Far From the Galactic Plane I: Composition and Spectral Features
Heather Ray, Mini BooNE collaboration, by private communication.
Results from MiniBooNE
The author thanks Heather Lancaster of the NASA Peer Review Services for her assistance with compiling data from the NSPIRES database.
NASA Astrophysics Division Research and Analysis Program Statistics for the Period 2001-2009
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