leafing

Definitions

  • A rabbit eating a leaf
    A rabbit eating a leaf
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leafing (botany) the process of forming leaves
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Sat There Like a Frog on A Pond Lily Leaf 308 Sat There Like a Frog on A Pond Lily Leaf 308
Showing key and leaf patterns Showing key and leaf patterns
Repeated fan, leaf and bead pattern Repeated fan, leaf and bead pattern
Showing extensive interwoven leaf and stem forms and animals Showing extensive interwoven leaf and stem forms and animals
Showing ornate shell-shaped, floral and leaf patterns, and figures Showing ornate shell-shaped, floral and leaf patterns, and figures
Showing ornate interwoven leaf and stem patterns Showing ornate interwoven leaf and stem patterns
Larva, pupa, and adult of a Leaf Beetle Larva, pupa, and adult of a Leaf Beetle
258. Leaf-hopper of the Vine 258. Leaf-hopper of the Vine

Quotations

  • Florence King
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    “Chinks in America's egalitarian armor are not hard to find. Democracy is the fig leaf of elitism.”
  • Martin Luther
    Martin%20Luther
    “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.”
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart -- a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water -- I accept with joy.”
  • Susan Coolidge
    Susan Coolidge
    “Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.”
  • William Hogarth
    William Hogarth
    “You know I won't turn over a new leaf I am so obstinate, but then I am no less obstinate in being your affectionate Husband.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character.”

Idioms

Take a leaf out of someone's book - If you take a leaf out of someone's book, you copy something they do because it will help you.
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Turn a new leaf - If someone turns a new leaf, they change their behaviour and stop doing wrong or bad things.
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Usage

In literature:

Ninth, The Wahpatoota, or Leaf Beds.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Man, ef they'd rustled a leaf er broke a twig, them savages would a all been up an' on 'em in a minute.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The weight of each leaf including ballast is about 1070 tons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The best known and most used are bay leaves, a leaf or two in custards, rice, puddings and soups adds a delicate flavor and aroma.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
In the lake floated a large tulip leaf.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
Damp the new leaf in water with a brush on both sides thoroughly.
"Wood-Block Printing" by F. Morley Fletcher
I notice considerable leaf burn in the block of hybrids since the severe storm we had two weeks ago.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The part that loves the light is called the Leaf.
"Proserpina, Volume 1" by John Ruskin
He debars himself from such luxuries as betel-leaf and from visiting his wife.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
For the 2nd leaf: 12 chain = turn the work and repeat, as for the former leaf, from ***** to ******.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
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In poetry:

The very first was plain and thin,
And loved only forests in twilight,
He was a fallen leaf, a magic child
Who stopped the rain with a word.
"Memory" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
You ask why I am sad to-day,
I have no cares, no griefs, you say?
Ah, yes, 't is true, I have no grief--
But--is there not the falling leaf?
"Weltschmertz" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
And the second Leaf sang: 'But in the land
That is neither on earth nor sea,
My lute and I are lords of more
Than thrice this kingdom's fee.'
"The Singing Leaves" by James Russell Lowell
His palace is the brake
Where the rushes shine and shake;
His music is the murmur of the stream,
And that leaf-rustle where the lilies dream.
"The Kingfisher" by Maurice Thompson
But sweeter, when grasses no longer stir
And every lilac-leaf is shed,
To know that my voiceful worshipper
Is singing above my voiceless dead.
" The Song-Sparrow" by Annie Adams Fields
Thou rustling breeze so fresh and gay,
That dancest forth at opening day,
And brushing by with joyous wing,
Wakenest each little leaf to sing; -
"Morning" by John Keble

In news:

Islanders Beat Leafs But Then Who Can't.
Volt sales are kicking the Leaf's butt.
It's early yet but, so far, the Chevrolet Volt is handily outselling the Nissan Leaf.
Leaf waiting lists have sprouted at a few dealers.
0 Nissan plans to lower the price and increase the driving range of its Leaf electric vehicle.
Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Sam Carrick credited with Brampton Battalion resurgence.
Aspen Leaf hasn't met expectations.
Maple Leaf Gardens memorabilia up for auction.
California Coda Startup Challenges Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt in a Variety of Ways.
Bay leaf 1 clove garlic 10 whole peppercorns 1 tsp.
Maple Leaf Farms Boneless Duck Breasts 1 Tbsp.
Cup White wine 2 Tbsp White Vinegar 1 Tbsp Shallots, minced 6 ea Parsley stems 1 ea Bay leaf 5 ea whole peppercorn.
Ask for the real philodendron to stand up and you might be surprised at one plant that does not rise: the split-leaf philodendron, sometimes called Swiss cheese plant.
"Egg and Nest I," a collagraph and collage with copper leaf, by Kate Cheney Chappell.
First, the subject of your Column One blatantly violates Los Angeles' gas-powered leaf blower ordinance.
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In science:

The way the random leaf is defined is based on a step-by-step construction of the subsequent generations of the limiting tree, together with a step-by-step construction of a path from the root to the random leaf.
Entropy and Hausdorff Dimension in Random Growing Trees
Note that for any x ∈ N , Θx is measurable with respect to Υ, so Υ is also the σ -algebra generated by {σx , Θx | x ∈ N }, namely all the data about the tree – but not about the random leaf – during the parallel construction of the tree and the random leaf just presented.
Entropy and Hausdorff Dimension in Random Growing Trees
For instance consider the following language over a one letter alphabet: “Each node is a leaf or has two children, and some leaf has an even number of ancestors”.
Tree Languages Defined in First-Order Logic with One Quantifier Alternation
The part of the factor graph that cannot be removed by leaf removal iteration is called “core” and does not depend on the order in which the leafs are removed.
Typical rank of coin-toss power-law random matrices over GF(2)
If γcore = 0 (no core is present), the problem to find a solution of the linear system A~σ = ~τ is trivial (the complete solution can be found by running the leaf removal in reverse direction, in a scheme usually called leaf reconstruction) and the solution space is composed of only one cluster.
Typical rank of coin-toss power-law random matrices over GF(2)
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