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Weeping

 

in plants, the secretion of sap from a cut in a stem or from a spot where the stem has been injured. Weeping is caused by root pressure. In herbaceous plants, weeping may occur throughout the vegetative period; in trees it occurs primarily in the spring. An increase in weeping is observed during the daylight hours. After an injury to the stem, an herbaceous plant secretes sap usually for several days, a woody plant for up to 40 days, and some tropical palms and agaves for several months. (SeeGUTTATION.)

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When we reached the sea shore, weeping and lamenting our fate, Circe brought the ram and the ewe, and we made them fast hard by the ship.
sang the weeping Fairies, as the gates closed on their outcast friends; who, humbled and broken-hearted, gathered around Bud; and she, with cheering words, guided them back to the forest.
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Both the baby students kept on weeping for almost three hours.
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a weeping song, whale song, woman song weeping inside her child.