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grass tree

1. any plant of the Australian genus Xanthorrhoea, having a woody stem, stiff grasslike leaves, and a spike of small white flowers: family Xanthorrhoeaceae. Some species produce fragrant resins
2. any of several similar Australasian plants

Grass Tree


any one treelike monocotyledonous plant of the genus Xanthorrhoea. In a broader sense, a special life-form to which are assigned the genera Xanthorrhoea, Kingia, Dasypo-gon, and Pandanus. (The first three genera are in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae.)

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com, Black Boy grub, we decided, could hold its own in a very up-market bistro; indeed, we've eaten much worse in posh restaurants, and paid through the nose in the process.
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The story bounced on the US media because of the racial tensions that have been witnessed for the last year in much of the country, after that last summer a white police officer killed a black boy, 18, unarmed, in Ferguson, Missouri.
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The religious conflicts of the Tudors, the Act of Union, the Civil War, the religious revival, the industrial revolution and depression have all come and gone in Wales while the Black Boy has remained.
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An all-white jury acquitted two white men of this gruesome murder and about a month later, they were paid to tell their story of how they killed this innocent black boy, and they did just that.
Scene: Son, a young black boy in Depression-era Tennessee is fighting with his friend Tom, a white boy.
Who could forget the black boy born in rural poverty, totally outside the world of competitive sport, who by his own efforts blazed his own path to the 1936 Berlin Olympics and an unprecedented four gold medals?