jumping bean


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jumping bean:

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, common name for members of the Euphorbiaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees of greatly varied structure and almost cosmopolitan distribution, although most species are tropical. In the United States the family is most common in the Southeast.
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I'm a pothole jumping bean, I remember every gutter I've seen.
The Jumping Bean tablet she bought is clearly marked with a "no under-18s" symbol and says on the back "not for sale to minors".
The second half of the concert saw the musicians in great form, particularly with Eric Coates' London Calling, Haydn Wood's London Cameos Suite and Jumping Bean by Robert Farnon.
That the puck was bouncing like a jumping bean and he was falling to the ground didn't deter him - a well struck shot went in the net.
But the jumping bean with the curly blond mop of hair is trying as hard as he can not to think about having someone drape an Olympic medal around his neck tonight at the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Games.
From the jumping bean controversy, through his jousts with Malraux,(1) to his charge against Picasso,(2) Roger Caillois's attitude remained the same: a fear of the seductions of misunderstood originality, a condemnation of the fear of influence that characterized the moderns, and praise for imitation, conceived as the only true school of art.
I didn't know what it was at the time but she later said that it was a special medicine made with the caterpillars from the jumping bean.
I didn't know what it was at the time but she later said it was a special medicine made with the caterpillars from the jumping bean.
They are often sold in brightly-coloured packets and have names like Pink Panther, Happy Daze and Jumping Beans.
Dawn asid: "I think viewers enjoy the fact that Geraldine is a sort of everywoman and, in this particular sketch, they'll enjoy the craziness of the parishioners" JUMPING BEANS ROWAN ATKINSON'S beloved character Mr Bean returns to Red Nose Day for the first time in eight years.
Dawn asid: "I think viewers enjoy the fact that Geraldine is a sort of everywoman and, in this particular sketch, they'll enjoy the craziness of the parishioners" JUMPING BEANS ROWAN WANW ATA KINSON'S beloved character Mr Bean returns to Red Nose Day for the rst time in eight years.
Dawn told the Radio Times: "I think viewers enjoy the fact that Geraldine is a sort of everywoman and, in this particular sketch, they'll enjoy the craziness of the parishioners" JUMPING BEANS ROWAN Atkinson's beloved character Mr Bean returns to Red Nose Day for the first time in eight years.