moss family

Definitions

  • BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher
    BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moss family a family of mosses
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Usage

In literature:

He had heard of the latest disaster which had befallen the family at the Moss.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
All about them, seated upon the moss or walking about, were Indians, family groups among which children played.
"The Indian Drum" by William MacHarg
It seems probable that this structure formed the core of the mansion house when it was occupied by the Moss family (1770's to 1835).
"Green Spring Farm" by Ross Netherton
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In poetry:

"For the magpie with exquisite skill
Has invented a moss-covered cell,
Within which a whole family will
In the utmost security dwell."
"The Magpie's Nest, Or A Lesson Of Docility" by Charles Lamb

In news:

Moss says he planned to join his father in the family business.
Matt Sayles / AP Photo Shad "Bow Wow" Moss arrives at the premiere of "Madea's Big Happy Family" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
Sheriff Michael Compton says 41-year-old Edward Thomas Bonner II was found by a family member below a Moss Lake cliff.
How to use Facebook as a digital home for family history and photos, from Tyler Moss, online editor for Family Tree Magazine.
Even if it's the very same table you sit at night after night, dressing it up in linens, family dishware and a touch of nature's beauty -- be it flowers or moss-laden twigs -- sends a message.
News 8's Shannon Moss teams up with a Yarmouth family.
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