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cirrus
1) Tendril 2) A slender usually flexible animal appendage or projection 3) A high wispy white cloud usually of minute ice crystals formed at altitudes between about 20,000 and 40,000 feet
craven
Cowardly. Without the least bit of courage. Contemptibly fainthearted.
gelid
Extremely cold. Icy.
manticore
A legendary animal with the head of a man, the body of a lion, and the tail of a dragon or scorpion.
mummery
1) A performance by mummers. 2) A ridiculous, hypocritical, or pretentious ceremony or performance.
spinney
(Chiefly British): A small wood with undergrowth
sward
1) A portion of ground covered with grass. 2) The grassy surface of land.
thaumaturgist
A performer of miracles, especially a magician.
tussock
1) A compact tuft especially of grass or sedge. 2) An area of raised solid ground in a marsh or bog that is bound together by roots of low vegetation.
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gorse
A spiny yellow-flowered European shrub (Ulex europaeus) of the legume family; broadly : any of several related plants (genera Ulex and Genista)