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The slight distortions seem to echo the faultiness, the catches and strains of the lovers' bodies: Feed thee with famine and fever and fine drouth, With perfect pangs convulse thy perfect mouth, Make thy life shudder in thee and burn afresh.
It would inform the tree and all its parts, specifying the thickness of bark near the base and the thinness near the top, the number of branches, the density of foliage, the suppleness in wind, the process of pumping water nearly three hundred feet above the ground, the insulation against heat and cold, the resistance to fire and disease and drouth, and placing and depth of roots, with notes about which food they were to select, the adaptability to varying sites--a long list of things a tree ought to know, each essential, none superfluous.
And fierce he looked North, then, wheeling South, Blew with his bugle a challenge to Drouth,
Worster relates that another Texas editor's style "was at its shoot-em-up best in his refutation of the Collier's article: `a vicious libel,' `compounded of lies and half-truths,' `bunk,' `more bunk,' `sissy.' The outrage lay not only in that outside critics were condemning `a group of courageous Americans for a six-year drouth cycle and national conditions beyond their control'; they were also destroying the property values, bank credit, and business prospects of the region."
New turfgrass variety tolerates shade, drouth; grows on medium fertile soils.
Richard saw nothing except the fire which caused 'such an unquenchable drouth in his stomache .
The hills have given me quiet breasts, Young streams for ease in time of drouth, And a star's sweet astonishment Kindness, to lay against my mouth.(33)
What with frost, drouth, moisture, and worms, the greater part are soon destroyed.
And in the autumn drouth, whose burnished hands With mineral wariness found out the stone Where prayers, forgotten, streamed the mesa sands?
In a drouth of this duration, the occasional sprinkle hardly counts.
When Scotch whisky was barred from Cold War Czechoslovakia, it left party apparatchiks with a drouth for their beloved drams.