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fugacious

[fyü′gā·shəs]
(botany)
Lasting a short time; used principally to describe plant parts that fall soon after being formed.
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Moustique later denounces the image of the moon as a muse as it is a hypocritical and fugacious muse at best and one that is full of enmity: "But I look at the moon and it's like a plate that a dog lick clean, bright as florin, but dogs chase me out of the people's yard when I go begging" (255).
render fugacious all probability of a brighter future for these organically-inferior types, however sad the thought may be" (Nott and Gfiddon 1854, 95-96).
The fugacious video, which selectively documented a night of performances organized by Kai Althoff and Brandon Stosuy on July 30, 2009, offered a compact metaphor for the analeptic angle that constitutes the exhibition's premise: Works for the annual are chosen by guest curators based on their own experiences of "looking at art in New York in the previous year.
The first part deals with rights over fugacious (fluid) resources and deals with the evolution of rights over flowing water and rights over fisheries and fish.
to insert itself in the fugacious break between past and future to make sense--I mean literally and it fails.
Some days, though, we waken to snow, fugacious erasure of mud and broken branches.