mare's tail


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mare's tail

[′merz ‚tāl]
(meteorology)

mare's tail

A cirrus cloud with a curve on one end and a long flowing tail on the other.
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Mare's Tail must rate as one of the most difficult to eradicate weeds of all time.
Diolch i'm cyfaill Alwyn Owens am ddangos mai Rhaeadr y Parc yw enw cywir y Grey Mare's Tail bondigrybwyll.
His attention to detail and his superb plantsmanship along with a flare for matching plants together put him at the top of his game, despite the ravages of mare's tail invading from a neighbour's garden and the occasional flooded garden after a spring downpour.
A few miles east of the town is the Grey Mare's Tail...
The thinner one, often called the female string, contains 105 hairs from a mare's tail, while the thicker, male string is made from 130 hairs from the tail of a stallion.
Passing through the gatehouse, they would have found themselves in an open space surrounded by the Lion, Grey Mare's Tail, Montague, Carrickfergus and West Postern towers, creating a striking effect.
One type of weed I've left until last to discuss is Equisetum arvense, commonly called Mare's tail or Horsetail.
Q: Mrs C Gavin, of Westwood Road, Earlsdon, writes: "I am having trouble with a weed known as Mare's Tail. Could you tell me how to eradicate it, please?"
No-one is in better form than Hind at the moment, but this victory came in amazing circumstances, the jockey's whip snapping after it got caught up in the mare's tail at the 200-metre mark.
Mr Jones of Hodge Hill is trying to get rid of Mare's Tail.
But just as they arrived on site they received a second assistance call from police to help a woman who had suffered a suspected lower leg fracture near the Grey Mare's Tail on the Moffat Hills.
So, after trying out the putting green and boating lake at the park on the outskirts of Moffat, our next destination was the Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve.