woodruff

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n woodruff any plant of the genus Asperula
    • n woodruff Old World fragrant stoloniferous perennial having small white flowers and narrow leaves used as flavoring and in sachets; widely cultivated as a ground cover; in some classifications placed in genus Asperula
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Woodruff (Bot) A little European herb (Asperula odorata) having a pleasant taste. It is sometimes used for flavoring wine. See Illust. of Whorl.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n woodruff A rubiaceous herb, Asperula odorata, of Europe and Asiatic Russia, more fully named sweet woodruff. It has a creeping rootstock sending up erect stems, the leaves whorled, chiefly in eights, the flowers small, white, in loose cymes. The plant, from the presence of coumarin, is scented like the sweet vernal-grass and sweet-clover, and in parts of Europe it is used to flavor the spring beverage called May-drink (which see). Woodruff is sometimes found growing near German settlements in the United States. The name is extended to the other species of Asperula.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Woodruff a genus of rubiaceous plants with whorled leaves and a funnel-shaped corolla—Sweet Woodruff has a creeping root-stock sending up erect stems, and small white flowers; when dried it has a very agreeable fragrance like vernal-grass—(obs.) Wood′-roof
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. wudurofe,. See Wood (n.), and cf. Ruff a plaited collar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wudu; cog. with Ice. vidhr, wood; akin to Ir. fiodh, timber.

Usage

In literature:

Why should Al Woodruff be interested in the exact spot where Brit Hunter's daughter had spent the night of the storm?
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
DAVID J. WOODRUFF, private, mustered in Aug. 15, 1862; mustered out with company May 24, 1863.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
By Ada Woodruff Anderson.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
I knew Woodruff wanted to sell.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Ol' marster Woodruff Norsworthy and Miss Ca'lina, dey was my ol' marster and mistus.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
With 20 Illustrations by A. WOODRUFF.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
WOODRUFF, PRESIDENT (Utah), 825.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
C. A. Woodruff, his adjutant, dealt shot after shot into the foe, as he rode from point to point, carrying the orders of his chief.
"The Battle of the Big Hole" by G. O. Shields
F. M. Woodruff, 76 N. Y. Geo.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
JOHN WOODRUFF, Oswego, Illinois.
"Company K, Twentieth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry" by Andrew Brown
Mr. Woodruff of Detroit has planned one to make the tour of the world; and Mr. J.
"The Galaxy, June 1877" by Various
The boy was Henry Woodruff, nine years of age, spellbound at his first glimpse of the actor's world.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
Black, although he afterwards admitted that it was Woodruff.
"The Crime of the Century" by Henry M. Hunt
ASPER'ULA, the woodruff genus of plants.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The common white species, or Woodruff, grows less than 1 foot.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Woodruff, master; S. D. Caldwell, Capt.
"A Child of the Sea; and Life Among the Mormons" by Elizabeth Whitney Williams
Woodruffe fired his revolver up at a Boer as he jumped his horse over the depression in which Woodruffe was lying.
"Two Years on Trek" by Louis Eugène du Moulin
CLARK WOODRUFF, 8th do.
"The South-West" by Joseph Holt Ingraham
The pretty little Woodruff is in flower; what scent is so delicate as that of its leaves?
"Wood and Garden" by Gertrude Jekyll
The Woodruff Sleeping Car.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn
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In poetry:

When the evening came my love said to me:
Let us go into the garden now that the sky is cool;
The garden of black hellebore and rosemary,
Where wild woodruff spills in a milky pool.
"Prothalamion" by Francis Brett Young
We will not tell her beads of beauty over:
All that we say, and all we leave unsaid
Be buried with her. There 's no lightest lover
But scatters on her bed
Pansies for thoughts, and woodruff white as she,
And, for remembrance, quiet rosemary.
"Desiree" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson

In news:

Judy Woodruff talks to a sports journalism professor for more on athletics and academics.
Chair of the Woodruff Arts Center Board Larry Gellerstedt III and Woodruff CEO Virginia Hepner announced that a former employee stole $1,438,000 million from the organization.
Judy Woodruff and Glenn discuss how the historic mission changed the space race.
The 2008 Republican presidential nominee speaks with Judy Woodruff in his Senate office.
Judy Woodruff with presidential candidate Jimmy Carter in New Hampshire Feb 24, 1976.
Judy Woodruff and The Washington Post's Craig Whitlock discuss what's known about the US soldier who allegedly killed 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday.
Howard Woodruff takes over as pastor of Elm Park United Methodist Church .
NASHVILLE, Ark.— Minnie Belle Holt Woodruff, 88, of Nashville died Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012, in a Texarkana, Texas, hospital.
She was born in Parkersburg, May 27, 1938, the daughter of the late William M and A. Marcella Collins Woodruff.
Get the latest news, stats, videos, and more about Duke Blue Devils defensive end Jonathan Woodruff on ESPN.com.
Woodruff , 84, Peru, died at 11:05 am Saturday, Dec 8, 2012, at her residence.
Your Life This is a guest post by Lee Woodruff .
Woodruff is a contributing home and family editor for ABC's Good Morning America.
Inside Lee Woodruff 's Mind.
A local band director who has devoted over 20 years to music education in Georgia has been named one of five 2009-2010 honorees for Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders.
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In science:

Aoki, P.M. and A. Woodruff, “Improving Electronic Guidebook Interfaces Using a Task-Oriented Design Approach, ” Proc.
The Guidebook, the Friend, and the Room: Visitor Experience in a Historic House
Woodruff, Chris Burrows, High-Contrast Imaging for Exo-Planet Detection, Alfred B. Schultz, Ed., Proc.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
We thank Debbie Leung, Harold Ollivier, and David Woodruff for helpful discussions, Noga Alon for providing a copy of , and Alfred Menezes and Jeff Shallit for pointers to the literature.
Approximate Randomization of Quantum States With Fewer Bits of Key
In Woodruff, D., ed.: Network Interdiction and Stochastic Integer Programming.
Optimal Interdiction of Unreactive Markovian Evaders
Very recently, Clarkson and Woodruff have developed one-pass algorithms for performing low-rank matrix approximation, and they have established lower bounds which prove that many of their algorithms have optimal or near-optimal resource guarantees, modulo constants.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
Woodruff, Numerical linear algebra in the streaming model, in STOC ’09: Proc. 41st Ann.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
The best known explicit JL family is the construction of Clarkson and Woodruff [CW09] who show that a random scaled Bernoulli matrix with O(log(1/δ))-wise independent entries satisfies the JL lemma.
Almost Optimal Explicit Johnson-Lindenstrauss Transformations
We then apply the result of Clarkson and Woodruff and perform the final embedding into O(log(1/δ)/ε2 ) dimensions by using a random scaled Bernoulli matrix with O(log(1/δ))-wise independent entries.
Almost Optimal Explicit Johnson-Lindenstrauss Transformations
Finally, we use the following result of Clarkson and Woodruff.
Almost Optimal Explicit Johnson-Lindenstrauss Transformations
Vawter, M., Evans, S., Choudary, P., Tomita, H., Meador-Woodruff, J., Molnar, M., Li, J., Lopez, J., Myers, R., Cox, D., Watson, S., Akil, H., Jones, E., and Bunney, W. (2004), “Gender-specific gene expression in post-mortem human brain: localization to sex chromosomes,” Neuropsychopharmacology, 29, 373–384.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
Lett. 90 1586 Rosenfeld G, Poelsema B and Comsa G 1997 Epitaxial growth modes far from equilibrium Growth and properties of ultrathin epitaxial layers, the chemical physics of solid surfaces vol 8 ed D A King and D P Woodruff (Amsterdam: Elsevier) p 66 Norton D P 2004 Mater.
Recent advances in pulsed-laser deposition of complex-oxides
Woodruff 1994 Kin selection, social structure, gene flow, and the evolution of chimpanzees.
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species
II: The nature and meaning of numbers, authorized translation by Wooster Woodruff Beman, Dover Publications Inc., New York, .
Numbers
Woodruff (Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, 1997), in press. A.
Density-Functional Theory of Surface Diffusion and Epitaxial Growth of Metals
Ragland et al. 2006; Woodruff et al. 2008) confirms that the diameters are large, variable and non-uniform.
AGB Variables and the Mira Period-Luminosity Relation
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