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couch grass

Herbal medicine
A perennial grass, the rhizomes of which contain inositol, mannitol, mucilage, saponin, vitamins A and B, and volatile oil; it is antimicrobial, diuretic and a liver tonic, and has been used to treat urinary tract disease, kidney stones and prostatitis.
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"Jerry is well worth his 3lb claim and he rides this horse really well," said Paul George, whose mother Karen trains Scutch Mill.
Jerry O'Dwyer's nicely judged last-to-first effort on Scutch Mill in the 1m1f handicap
Scutch Mill has the best recent rating but, while the yard had a winner over hurdles in June, it hasn't had a winner on the Flat for more than a year.
Chris Catlin regained second place in the yearly jockeys' table (he is one behind Ahern) when forcing the reluctant Scutch Mill to cut down Glasson Lodge with the help of a bump in the final furlong of the seller.
Scutch Mill (6.45 Lingfield) Has shown plenty of promise at this venue without delivering, but drops into selling company for first time.
Others to follow Lingfield: 1.05 Revien, 2.40 Margery Daw, 3.15 Scutch Mill, 3.50 Kareeb.
/ The vehement scutches of color / will whip the mast of his chest, / fist of scales at the catching fire / which burns him.//The joyfulness of the game / bursts forth encircling him since / all the suffering rises to the summit of evil, / to the great spaces of the mind, to the sunlight / of first words.//Now he listens, placated by the clamor, / to tree and wind: like a forest / his weariness and this new calm / which surprises him placing his head / on his arm, on the profile of love.