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  • noun Plural form of undergrowth.


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  • The way he used the undergrowths to suit himself – things being soaked in water and so on – was a way of looking at nature that no one had really done before.

    Lucian Freud obituary 2011

  • She decided to step down from the top of the ivory tower of pure mathematics into the dark and tangled undergrowths of biology.

    SuperCooperators Martin A. Nowak 2011

  • The general had one of those massive Jefferson Davis–style undergrowths, which threw me off at first.

    Going Mutant Dr. Barry Leed 2010

  • Recent weather conditions have brought about an explosion in the number of edible fungi clinging to tree stumps and undergrowths in northern Italy.

    Italian mountain mushrooms claim lives 2010

  • I followed a little brook that runs from the hills, and winds through thick undergrowths of creeper and blossom, until it reaches a lovely valley surrounded by lofty trees, whose branches, linked together by the luxurious grape – vine, form an arching bower of verdure.

    For the term of his natural life 2004

  • Greatly daring, they would follow green bridle paths through primrose studded undergrowths, or wander waist deep in the bracken of beech woods.

    The History of Mr. Polly 2003

  • It must not be forgotten, too, that all his labours amongst the tangled undergrowths of the literary land were undertaken in the leisure time he could spare from his profession.

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman Giberne Sieveking

  • As the surrounding land was too steep for habitation, this house stood by itself, the slope for many yards on either side being overgrown with bushes and undergrowths, while a considerable stand of pines grew at one side.

    The Secret Wireless or, The Spy Hunt of the Camp Brady Patrol Lewis E. Theiss

  • This Dark Forest is a large tract of scrub oak, birch and holly, with dense undergrowths of briar; the haunt of innumerable small birds that dart in and out, chirping faintly.

    The Statesmen Snowbound Robert Fitzgerald

  • Whether stone axes were used in old times to cut the trees and undergrowths, I do not know.

    Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden 1917


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