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heather

Herbal medicine
An evergreen shrub that contains arbutin, carotene, citric and fumaric acids, flavonoids, tannins and volatile oils; it is antitussive, mildly sedative, a urinary tract antiseptic, and has been used for rheumatic complaints and gout.

heather

a member of the plant family Ericaceae; called also heath. None of the native heathers of the UK, e.g. Erica cinerea, E. (Calluna) vulgaris, are poisonous but the exotic shrubs, Andromeda (see pieris) and kalmia, are.
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12th - Heathery (in) 348 yards, par 4 Lengthened by 34 yards in 2005, but still reachable.
Passing from region to region, they noted their preferences--from the sweet and heathery nose of the Highlands to the smoky and somewhat iodic style of the western isles.
And you are riding not on a road nor in a park nor even on the downs but right across Narnia, in spring, down solemn avenues of beech and across sunny glades of oak, through wild orchards of snow-white cherry trees, past roaring waterfalls and mossy rocks and echoing caverns, up windy slopes alight with gorse bushes and across the shoulders of heathery mountains and along giddy ridges and down, down, down again into wild valleys and out into acres of blue flowers.
Heathery, whose job was also information operations (I/O) for my area of responsibility.
The Ass" and "Hymn (For Boy's Voices)" are difficult to date, although the former opens with the lines "I woke and rose and slipt away / To the heathery hills in the morning gray" strongly hinting at the HiUs of Down and thus of its having been written at Little Lea during a school holiday.
I found the house amid desolate heathery hills, where the lonely scholar nourished his mighty heart.
In particular, Walcott echoes Anna Livia's final monologue in which she imagines a romantic rendezvous with her husband at Howth at daybreak: "We can sit us down on the heathery benn, me on you, in quolm unconsciousnce.
I lay waiting between turf-face and demesne wall, between heathery levels and glass-toothed stone.
New pillow fabrications from apparel range from khaki to high-tech microfibers and metallics; from heathery tweeds to sheers, shimmery velvets and iridescent taffetas; and embellishments from embroidery to applique.
shows off her new fall lines of apparel, she is particularly proud of the heathery sweaters in flecked yarns of blue and brown, and the stretchy jeans with spandex.
Cremaster 4, the first Barney made, takes place on the Isle of Man, in the Irish Sea, and has a heathery ocean-and-moorland air, with Victorian-England interpolations.