thistledown


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thistledown

the mass of feathery plumed seeds produced by a thistle
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Then Thistledown was very angry, and turned to find shelter among the stately roses; but they showed their sharp thorns, and, while their rosy faces glowed with anger, told him to begone, or they would repay him for the wrong he had done their gentle kindred.
Meanwhile, over hill and dale went Thistledown, and for a time was kind and gentle to every living thing.
Now while Thistledown was a captive in the lonely cell, Lily-Bell was seeking him far and wide, and sadly traced him by the sorrowing hearts he had left behind.
Thus she journeyed on, till she reached the forest where Thistledown had lost his freedom.
Then from the vine-leaves two little arms were stretched out to her, and Thistledown was found.
But Thistledown was too sad for that, and when he told them all his story they no longer urged, but sought to comfort him; and one whom they called little Sparkle (for her crown and robe shone with the brightest diamonds), said: "You will have to work for us, ere you can win a gift to show the Brownies; do you see those golden bells that make such music, as we wave them to and fro?
On to where Thistledown stood beneath the shadow of the flowers, with Lily-Bell beside him, went the Spirits; and then forth sprang little Sparkle, waving a golden flower, whose silvery music filled the air.
The result, in glorious slow motion, was a few seconds of Stewarty's line snaking across the river with balletic grace before the fly turned over and landed, light as thistledown, just next to a rising fish - who'd obviously spotted an opportunity to photo-bomb the master in action.
SECTION A: Ch - Thistledown Athene, Sandy Anderson; R - Llanarth White Tiger, LE & M Ann Bigley.
It's this knowledge that draws us out on starry nights to gaze at what Garrett Serviss called "small and inconspicuous wisps as ill-defined as bits of thistledown floating high in the air" (Pleasures of the Telescope, 1901).
When working the land of Thistledown Farm on his tractor, Randy Henderson is glad to know his wife and sons are just as busy with other parts of the business.
While walking, I collect natural things like thistledown, bog cotton and dandelion seeds and this is the sort of material I decided to use in the Meeting House," said Julie.