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Weeping

 

in plants, the secretion of sap from a cut in a stem or from a spot where the stem has been injured. Weeping is caused by root pressure. In herbaceous plants, weeping may occur throughout the vegetative period; in trees it occurs primarily in the spring. An increase in weeping is observed during the daylight hours. After an injury to the stem, an herbaceous plant secretes sap usually for several days, a woody plant for up to 40 days, and some tropical palms and agaves for several months. (SeeGUTTATION.)

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"This is the first thing I'd like to say: Let's learn how to weepLet us learn, really learn how to weep, how to cry," the Pope further said.
What would have happened, here in Britain, during the last war if whole neighbourhoods had turned out to weep at a Blitz death?
Jesus is disturbed in spirit and deeply moved; Jesus weeps. The weeping and disturbed spirit has caused much conversation among commentators and biblical scholars.
It was as if we did not know how to gather and weep for our dead without proclaiming our own greatness.
He said: "Every time I think of her sweet face I weep. I can't help myself."
And an NOP poll for Bella magazine found eight in ten women admire a man who is not afraid to weep.
Saint Gregory of Nyssa calls tears "the blood in the wounds of the soul." As it is natural for a wound to bleed, except among the bloodless, so it is natural for Christians to weep, except among those with hearts of stone.
THESE two fathers, one Israeli one Palestinian, weep for their children killed in the conflict which has ripped the heart out of the Middle East.
'READ IT AND WEEP' DEPT A MULTI-million pound package to improve internet access is well short of the funding needed for Wales to catch up with the rest of Europe, Plaid Cymru claim.
nearly 30 years later as she drives into Crenshaw, another hamlet surrounded by cotton fields in the Mississippi Delta, he almost certainly would weep again.
We weep. We stand waist deep in tears, our own tears, the tears of our world, and we wonder when shall this weeping be over.
The statue of Padre Pio was first said to weep on Tuesday.