Schoenus

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Schoenus

genus of the plant family Cyperaceae; two Australian species contain the toxin galegine; causes fatal pulmonary edema and hydrothorax in sheep when eaten in quantity. Includes S. asperocarpus, S. rigens. Called also poison sedge.
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178) A Syriac passage written by Ishoyahb III (647 or 650-657/8) describes the sphere of influence of the church as extending from the "marit[i]me borders of the Persian kingdom to the country called QLH, which is the distance of one thousand and two hundred parasangs.
His femur is reported as being over three parasangs long (TB Niddah 24b).
Xenophon, 401 BC Anabasis--The March of Cyrus Nineveh, Mesopotamia Cyrus now advanced through Arabia, Having the Euphrates on the right, Five days' march through the desert, A distance of thirty-five parasangs.