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plant genus in the family Chenopodiaceae; contains soluble oxalates and causes oxalate poisoning characterized by nephrosis, urolithiasis; includes S. barbata, S. kali (tumbleweed, soft roly-poly, Russian thistle).
Salsola tuberculatiformis, Salsola tuberculata var. tomentosa
poisoning of sheep with this South African plant causes prolongation of gestation, enlargement of the fetus and dystocia. Syndrome called grootlamsiekte.
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At 7pm when you are the only people in a 120-seater diningarea, you start to fear tumble weed
rolling across the set and businessmen discussing confidential details may have felt the need to whisper.
It will probably look like tumble weed
, but what the heck, it's free.
Fake nylon sheepskin rugs, beloved of eight-year-old girls, shed balls of tumble weed
that blow through the house how ever many times you vacuum.
Cue tumble weed
drifting across the floor of the BBC Television Centre.