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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GORSE

Meanwhile they fired the gorse in front of the 29th Division.

It's 'Kate' in the sea, and 'Kate' in the river, and the trees and the gorse.

Why, to carry her, you torment, to carry her through the gorse like this.

If the gorse should fail the fuchsia might even take its place on the mountains.

Just stirring the peats, and boiling the kettle, and lifting the gorse when there was any fire.

The bees buzzed about the wild thyme and the golden heads of gorse.

I reload rapidly, and on reaching the gorse 'put in' the dogs.

The gorse was fast extending its golden empire over the commons.

I turned quickly from the pond and pressed a way through the gorse.

Nae, the pastures were brown, or purple and yellow with heather and gorse.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English gors "gorse, furze," from Proto-Germanic *gorst- (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German gersta, Middle Dutch gherste, Dutch gerst, German gerste "barley"), from PIE *ghers- "to bristle" (cf. Latin hordeum "barley;" see horror).

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