mother-of-thousands

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mother-of-thousands eastern Asiatic saxifrage with racemes of small red-and-white flowers; spreads by numerous creeping stolons
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mother-of-thousands The Kenilworth or Colosseum ivy. See ivy. The name is less frequently applied to a few other plants, especially Saxifraga sarmentosa, the strawberry-geranium, of similar habit.
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Usage

In literature:

It was then the turn of the ambitious scullions to enter the lists and break the seven thousand eggs for Mother Mitchel.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
Poetry has endeared childhood by a thousand pictures, in which fathers and mothers behold with deeper love the faces of their own offspring.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson
Irish Mary looked like the mother of a girl who was earning five thousand a week.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
She returns home to find that Mother Rumor, with her thousand tongues, is circulating all kinds of evil reports about her.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
I have given mother thousands of hints about pearls.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Why, you might be like me, with your Father and Mother thousands of miles away.
"Brave and True" by George Manville Fenn
The mother's grief was modified under the sugary words of the clergyman, who promised her a thousand compensations.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
A lamb will run into a crowd of a thousand sheep and go right to his mother.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
How fair and precious to that mother was that sleeping child's face, endeared by the memory of a thousand dangers!
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 453" by Various
Thousands of mothers have been led into the kingdom of God by the hands of their little children.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
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In poetry:

For to-day the Church rejoices
In the angelic salutation,
And to-day ten thousand voices
Hail the Mother of salvation.
"The Annunciation" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
The king can see, from his palace walls.
A land by his pride betrayed;
Thousands of mothers and wives bereft.
Thousands of graves new-made.
"King Cotton" by Horatio Alger Jr
Sailor under sun and moon,
'Tis the ocean's fatal rune.
Under yon far rim of sky
Twice ten thousand others lie.
Love is sweet and home is fair,
And your mother calls you there.
"Outward" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
One barrow, borne of women, lifts them high,
Built up of many a thousand human dead.
Nursed on their mothers' bosoms, now they lie—
A Golgotha, all shattered, torn and sped,
A mountain for these royal feet to tread.
"Verdun" by Eden Phillpotts
"Oh! Mother the bells are ringing as never they rang before,
And banners aloft are flying, and open is every door,
While down in the streets are thousands of men I have never seen--
But friendly are all the faces--oh! Mother, what can it mean?"
"Home" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

For thousands of years, we (humans) have been making feeble attempts to control old mother nature.
If mother nature intended to keep people indoors for the day, she failed big time in Eagle River, where thousands braved the rain for the final day of the 27th annual Bear Paw Festival.
Thousands of people around the world abruptly disappear, including Sam Terra's mother and the woman he thought he could love.
Mothers, daughters and friends participated in the day-long fundraiser, which was one of thousands of events held in cities across the country.
There are many common names for this plant, one of which is Mother of Thousands.
Thirty-five thousand pages of documents attesting to the virtues and shortcomings of Mother Teresa have arrived in Monsignor Robert Sarno's office on Vatican square.
News organization Mother Jones has gotten hold of a massive spreadsheet containing names and contacts for thousands of Syrian dissidents.
Lincoln County authorities are accusing a woman of stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry from her mother and pawning it.
Last week thousands of progressives (including a few from Mother Jones ) converged on Washington DC for three days of strategizing, networking, motivating, and in some cases (possibly involving representatives from Mother Jones ) drinking.
Hawaii Mothers' Milk serves thousands of clients a year with a part-time staff.
Trojan giving away thousands of vibrators at Mother's.
A 3-year-old boy has gotten his mother in trouble with the law and now she will have to pay thousands of dollars for it.
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