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1    an area of grassland, often used for hay or for grazing of animals  
2    a low-lying piece of grassland, often boggy and near a river  
     (Old English mædwe, from mæd mead2; related to mawan to mow1)  
  meadowy      adj  

meadow fescue  
      n   an erect Eurasian perennial grass, Festuca pratensis, with lustrous leaves and stem bases surrounded by dark brown sheaths  
meadow grass  
      n   a perennial grass, Poa pratensis, that has erect hairless leaves and grows in meadows and similar places in N temperate regions  
meadow lily  
      n      another name for       Canada lily  
meadow mouse  
      n     (U.S)      another name for       vole   1  
meadow mushroom  
      n   a saprotrophic agaricaceous edible fungus, Agaricus (or Psalliota) campestris, having a white cap with pink or brown gills on the underside  
meadow pipit  
      n   a common European songbird, Anthus pratensis, with a pale brown speckled plumage: family Motacillidae (pipits and wagtails)  
meadow rue  
      n   any ranunculaceous plant of the N temperate genus Thalictrum, esp. T. flavum, having clusters of small yellowish-green, white, or purple flowers  
meadow saffron  
      n      another name for       autumn crocus  
water meadow  
      n   a meadow that remains fertile by being periodically flooded by a stream  
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[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
[in Thailand] young male transsexual (often a sex worker)
extremely [with the idea of "abnormally"]
freakishly successful/large/lifelike
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
defeat someone with arguments during a discussion; knock out [Fig.]
c'est la faux qui paye les près
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