from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
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“The plant called Rose of Jericho becomes dried up like a ball, and is tossed about by the wind until it comes into contact with water, when its small pods open, and the seeds are scattered; and a species of fig-marigold in Africa opens its seed-vessel when moisture is applied.”
Theism: The Witness of Reason and Nature to an All-Wise and Beneficent Creator.
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