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cloves

symbolic of stateliness. [Plant Symbolism and Folklore: Jobes, 350]
See: Dignity
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I had sat in that very conning-tower and directed the efforts of the sweating crew below when first her prow clove the sunny summer waters of the Pacific; and now this creature of my brain and hand had turned Frankenstein, bent upon pursuing me to my death.
His hand was on her mouth, but that was needless, for her tongue clove to its roof, and her power of utterance was gone.
I see the sickening wall of weapons now; I see that advancing host as I saw it then, I see the hate in those cruel eyes; I remember how I drooped my head upon my breast, I feel again the sudden earthquake shock in my rear, administered by the very ram I was sacrificing myself to save; I hear once more the typhoon of laughter that burst from the assaulting column as I clove it from van to rear like a Sepoy shot from a Rodman gun.
But as two more of the plant men charged, the warrior, who was now prepared by the experiences of the past few minutes, swung his mighty long-sword aloft and met the hurtling bulk with a clean cut that clove one of the plant men from chin to groin.
The fellow was charging with couched spear, but Carthoris leaped to one side, and as the great thoat and its rider hurtled harmlessly past him he swung his long-sword in a mighty cut that clove the green carcass in twain.
Step by step the Arab beat back his adversary until the latter's horse all but trod upon the ape-man, and then a vicious cut clove the black warrior's skull, and the corpse toppled backward almost upon Tarzan.
It fell straight, and true as a die; clove the water with a scarcely audible splash; and was gone.
USE CLOVES IN YOUR COOKING 1 CLOVES contain essential oils such as eugenol, which gives pleasant, sweet aromatic fragrances to the clove bud.
The number of cloves varies between hardneck cultivars, but tends to fall between 4 and 12.
From their studies, it appears that cloves have high antioxidant potential.
Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) are the aromatic dried flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae (Srivastava and Malhotra, 1991; Chaieb et al, 2007a).
It must grow slowly and steadily and may just run to flower without forming proper cloves if it is forced or too warm.