furze

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furze ‎(plural furzes)

  1. A thorny evergreen shrub (Ulex europaeus), with yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of Great Britain and Ireland.
    • 1908, W. B. M. Ferguson, Zollenstein, chapterIV:
      “My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, p.93:
      Clumps of withered grass stood out on the hill-top; the furze bushes were black, and now and then a black shiver crossed the snow as the wind drove flurries of frozen particles before it.

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furze

  1. First-person singular present of furzen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of furzen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of furzen.
  4. Imperative singular of furzen.