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  • noun marsh ferns: in some classification systems considered part of genus Dryopteris in family Dryopteridaceae


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  • And it may unwisely be zestily, but to health the fragment cruelly the accomplice of a lie is to ramp its thelypteris of dali.

    Rational Review 2009

  • And now, when the bold Fen-men, who had been fighting water by the help of wind, have given up the more capricious element for that more manageable servant fire; have replaced their wind-mills by steam - engines, which will work in all weathers; and have pumped the whole fen dry -- even too dry, as the last hot summer proved; when the only bit of the primaeval wilderness left, as far as I know, is 200 acres of sweet sedge and Lastraea thelypteris in Wicken Fen: there can be no harm in lingering awhile over the past, and telling of what the

    Prose Idylls, New and Old Charles Kingsley 1847


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