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- another term for gorse
- ‘The droplets of dew hung from the yellow furze and they glistened like a thousand diamonds.’
- ‘There is something a little sinister about it, amid that green and fecund landscape, with its skirting of pine and silver birch and the furze and bracken above.’
- ‘On our way from school in spring, a favourite pastime was to set fire to clumps of furze that grew in fields along the road.’
- ‘People pull up in their cars, run behind the furze and dump everything out of sight.’
- ‘With daffodils, those welcome harbingers of Spring, surging through the top soil in local gardens, roses, daisies, furze, etc. in full bloom as the seasons truly merge, the Yuletide spirit was late arriving this year.’
Old English fyrs, of unknown origin.
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