gorse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gorse very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gorse (Bot) Furze. See Furze. "The common, overgrown with fern, and rough
      With prickly gorse ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gorse The common furze or whin, Ulex Europæus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gorse gors a prickly shrub growing on waste places, the furze or whin
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. & AS. gorst,; perh. akin to E. grow, grass,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gorst.

Usage

In literature:

Chippy vanished into a clump of gorse, for the remaining members of the patrol were running towards the place, and all three had seen him.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
Through a land of gorse and heather they sped until they came to the famous hill.
"Cynthia's Chauffeur" by Louis Tracy
To the left a little eminence appeared, spotted with golden gorse, and crowned with a black tuft of firs.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I saw the gorse bloomin' in the t'atch d' ye know.
"Strangers and Wayfarers" by Sarah Orne Jewett
There is a gorse-covered common which I have in mind, a favourite breeding resort of this species.
"Territory in Bird Life" by H. Eliot Howard
Gorse, spaniels to be habituated to, 495.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
To the left a little eminence appeared, spotted with golden gorse, and crowned with a black tuft of firs.
"The Black Arrow" by Robert Louis Stevenson
At the top the road ran near the cliff's edge through gorse and heather and moorland scrub.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
She will colour her hair to look like a gorse-bush and her lips to look like a sunset.
"The Book of This and That" by Robert Lynd
There was nothing but gorse and turf and a turquoise sky floating on silver deeps and distances above the Winter landscape.
"Plashers Mead" by Compton Mackenzie
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In poetry:

Ever, when we have left the gorse
And through the copse each hastening hies,
We, lovers on the self-same course,
Dare not look in each other's eyes.
"The Flower Of Flame" by Robert Nichols
"Gold of butterflies, gold of bees,
Gold of ragweeds and golden seas;
Gold on gorses for kissing's sake,
Which of these will you touch and take,
Moirín, Moirín?"
"Gold-Heart" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
"Golden butterfly's not for me,
I'll ha' none o' the golden bee:
My heart of gold shall not beat or break,
Though I love the gorses for kissing's sake,
Mother, Mother!"
"Gold-Heart" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
Far and near, high and clear,
Hark to the call of War!
Over the gorse and the golden dells,
Ringing and swinging of clamorous bells,
Praying and saying of wild farewells:
War! War! War!
"The Call (France, August 1st, 1914)" by Robert W Service
Touched by his hand, the wayside weed
Becomes a flower; the lowliest reed
Beside the stream
Is clothed with beauty; gorse and grass
And heather, where his footsteps pass,
The brighter seem.
"Ultima Thule: Robert Burns" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In Kerry of the Kings you hear the cuckoo call,
You watch the gorse grow withered and its yellow glory fall:
Yet may some dream blow o'er you the welcome that's before you,
Among the wind-swept heather and gray glens of Donegal.
"In Donegal" by Anna Johnston MacManus

In news:

Philippe Cousteau and Ashlan Gorse engaged.
Philippe Cousteau and Ashlan Gorse in Burbank, Calif, last month.
TV correspodent Ashlan Gorse arrives at the Gracie Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision).
Ashlan Gorse, an anchor for "E. News Now," has always loved the water.
Than a hare paused amid the gorse and trembling bellflowers and said its prayer to the rainbow through the spider's web.
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In science:

In mixed heathland (comprising heath, scrub and gorse in New Zealand and mixed species including Banksia, Hakea and Allocasuarina in Australia), fuel age ranged from 5-25 years.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
He found that Rothermel (1972) did not predict observed ROS well. 29 fires were conducted on flat (<3◦slope) in gorse, low heath, tall heath and tall heath/tree mix.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
Baeza et al. (2002) conducted field experiments during spring and autumn in gorse shrublands of eastern Spain with the aim of developing a prescribed burning guide.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
Gorse (normalised) or CALM Spinifex (normalised)) in which the FMC plays a minor role in determining the ROS, strongly exponential (e.g.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
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