stems of plants or straw collectively

But saddest to see was between two bars, where a fog was of rushes, and flood-wood, and wild-celery *haulm*, and dead crowsfoot, who but our venerable mallard jammed in by the joint of his shoulder, speaking aloud as he rose and fell, with his top-knot full of water, unable to comprehend it, with his tail washed far away from him, but often compelled to be silent, being ducked very harshly against his will by the choking fall-to of the hurdle. by admin

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