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dodder:

see morning glorymorning glory,
common name for members of the Convolvulaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and small trees (many of them climbing forms) inhabiting warm regions, especially the tropics of America and Asia. The family is characterized by milky sap.
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dodder

any rootless parasitic plant of the convolvulaceous genus Cuscuta, lacking chlorophyll and having slender twining stems with suckers for drawing nourishment from the host plant, scalelike leaves, and whitish flowers
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But the one thing I categorically refuse to do is to spank an industry reeling under idiotic decisions made by grandstanding politicians, or doddering solons on the bench more concerned with fears than facts.
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Our brave, stalwart President and his loyal band of altruistic acolytes, who ignored the weak, doddering, and senile protestations of the entire Commie Pinko Yellow Rat Bastard World by taking this country into a preemptive war based on charges of weapons of mass destruction that mysteriously never materialized?
David Cangelosi's lovely tenor in Beppe's serenade belied the inexplicable-and tiresome--characterization imposed on him of a doddering nonagenarian, the one false note in the evening's productions.
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You might think that a magazine in its 96th year, put out by an association in its 116th, would be well into its dotage, doddering around like an old codger revelling in long-past successes.