("evergreen shrub," O.E. fyrs, of unknown origin, with no known connections.)
"Left and right were promontories blackened with mussels and tide plants to high-tide mark, yellow from there to their furzy tops...
"Over the promontory's furzy top she saw an explosion of turnstones tossed up just above the burst of spray."
- Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose