Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Word of the day: furze

The word of the day is furze:

  1. gorse.
("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

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