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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.
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John O'Donohue, who also died young, wrote in To Bless the Space Between Us (Doubleday) that the dead clothe us in "weave after weave of blessing"--and what a warm and heathery tweed that must be.
5th - Heathery (Out) 412 yards, par 4 A blind tee-shot over gorse and heather faces players here, while the landing area is fraught with danger thanks to the 'Coffin' bunkers at around 270 yards.
Those produced near the sea can be salty and tangy, while those made in the far north can be more heathery and spicy in character.
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.
Beer critic Michael Jackson gives Landlord a three-star rating and praises the "hoppy and heathery" best bitter.
Heathery, whose job was also information operations (I/O) for my area of responsibility.
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.
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.