Daphne


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Daphne

a genus of plants in the family Thymelaceae; contain dihydroxycoumarin glycosides, e.g. daphnetin; these are very toxic and cause severe irritation to the gut, leading to severe enteritis, vomiting and diarrhea. Includes D. cneorum, D. genka, D. laureola, D. mezereum. Called also spurge laurel, mezereon, garland flower, wood or copse laurel, wild pepper, spurge olive.
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Daphne said: "At this time of year the terraces are my favourite part of the house.
it's the rst time I've ever heard her swear, but she's said yes," Daphne laughed.
Daphne initially suffered a "reactive depression," with thoughts of "being like my mother".
Preferring a position in dappled shade in a humus rich, moist but well drained soil, daphne plants are happy to be left to grow in one position and tend to resent being disturbed.
Today Daphne operates more than 10 plants in Shanghai and Fujian Province, with a total workforce of 42,000, which focus on the production of footwear products and related materials.
Daphne and her colleagues could do what Zionists have always done with immense success: at every stage, take what you can get and move on to get more.
In those days before satellite phones and GPS devices, Daphne always carried a radio.
Daphnes are well suited to most gardens because they are well behaved, generally slow growing and even the biggest reach - no more than 2m high and wide after 10 years.
The call for proposals based on the Daphne III annual work programmes for 2009 and 2010 combined the priorities as well as the resources available for both years.
Daphne, her husband William and their sons John and David were angry enough to do something about it.
In 1978 Daphne joined the Adoption Resource Exchange (ARE) which, in 1980, amalgamated with the Association of British Adoption and Fostering Agencies (ABAFA) to form BAAF.
Upon the death of her husband, Daphne moved to Caldwell in 1993 to be closer to her son and daughters.