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see blueberryblueberry,
plant of the large genus Vaccinium, widely distributed shrubs (occasionally small trees) of the family Ericaceae (heath family), usually found on acid soil. They are often confused with the related huckleberry.
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; huckleberryhuckleberry,
any plant of the genus Gaylussacia, shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family), native to North and South America. The box huckleberry (G. brachycera) of E North America is evergreen and is often cultivated. The common huckleberry (G.
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(Vaccinium myrtillus), sometimes called bilberry, a low shrub (15–40 cm tall) of the family Vacciniaceae. The branches are angularly ribbed, and the leaves fall for the winter. The solitary drooping flowers are urceolate-spherical in shape and greenish pink in coloration. The fruit is a nearly round black berry with a blue-gray bloom. The whortleberry occurs in Eurasia and North America, in damp or marshy coniferous and mixed forests (often referred to as whortleberry forests). In the USSR the whortleberry is common in the taiga, the tundra, and high-elevation regions. The berry is edible in fresh and dried form; its juice is used for coloring wines. Infusions, teas, or cornstarch puddings made from the berries are used as binding agents to treat diarrhea. The related species V. arctostaphylos, which occurs in the Caucasus, is a tall shrub or small tree (up to 3 m tall) with edible berries. The whortleberry is sometimes assigned to the family Ericaceae, with Vaccinoidea designated as a subfamily.

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In a 1997 movie that's basically "Death in Venice" remade as a light comedy, Hurt plays an excruciatingly civilized British writer who becomes obsessed with a callow teen idol played by Jason Priestly.
films of the Harry Potter series, Hurt played the small but important role of Mr.
Across Teesside the number of very young children being injured in road accidents was up by 27% last year with 76 children aged 10 or under hurt in 2015.
Figures for the districts showing the number of children hurt and percentage rise: | Wakefield - 108 (37%) | Kirklees - 171 (13%) | Bradford - 227 (1%) | Leeds - 254 (0%) | Calderdale - 66 (0%)
Most recently, Hurt was senior vice president of North America at American Eagle Outfitters Inc.
81% of those who have been hurt point out that their teammates and friends have thought of them as tough, cool, a good player, or even a hero when they played hurt and "took one for the team.
If it did hurt us, it's because our organizations have had their heads in the sand and have refused to talk about the situation.
If you do develop a crush, a good way to protect yourself from too much hurt is to keep your life in balance and not obsess over him 24/7.
Whatcott's case is under appeal, but he may be stuck with payments of $17,500 to the four people whose feelings were hurt so badly.
Watson, who yelled at Moody to ``get up,'' said he knew Moody was not hurt.
Sometimes they get angry, feel hurt, give it right back, but do not break down.
It's hard to imagine better evidence that the tough criticism of the war we're now seeing doesn't hurt morale.