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rush,

name for tall, grasslike plants of various families, many of which have hollow stems. The true rushes belong to the family Juncaceae, one of the oldest families of plants, closely related to the family Liliaceae (lilylily,
common name for the Liliaceae, a plant family numbering several thousand species of as many as 300 genera, widely distributed over the earth and particularly abundant in warm temperate and tropical regions.
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 family). Most rushes grow in swamps. Among them are the common or bog rush (Juncus effusus), widely distributed in swamps and moist places of the Northern Hemisphere, and the slender rush (J. tenuis), found in drier surroundings. Rushes are used for basketwork, mats, chair seats, and other articles. Wicks for candles known as rushlights are made from the pith of some rushes. The wood rush (Luzula) grows on dry ground, and some species are relished by livestock. Other plants often called rushes are the bulrush; the Dutch or scouring rush, a horsetail (Equisetum hyemale), still used in some regions for scouring; and the sweet flag, or sweet rush (Acorus calamus), of the arum family. Rushes were formerly strewn on the floors of churches, castles, and other buildings. True rushes are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Juncales, family Juncaceae. Sweet rushes, family Araceae, belong to the same class as the true rushes, but in the order Arales. Scouring rushes are classified in the division EquisetophytaEquisetophyta
, small division of the plant kingdom consisting of the plants commonly called horsetails and scouring rushes. Equisetum, the only living genus in this division, is descended evolutionarily from tree-sized fossil plants.
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rush

indicates docility and diffidence. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

rush

1. any annual or perennial plant of the genus Juncus, growing in wet places and typically having grasslike cylindrical leaves and small green or brown flowers: family Juncaceae Many species are used to make baskets
2. any of various similar or related plants, such as the woodrush, scouring rush, and spike-rush
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RUSH

(language)
An interactive dialect of PL/I, related to CPS, dated about 1966. The name is the abbreviation of "Remote Use of Shared Hardware".

["Introduction to RUSH", Allen-Babcock Computing 1969. Sammet 1969, p.309.]

RUSH

(language)
A high-level language that closely resembles Tcl but aimed to provide substantially faster execution. See An Introduction to the Rush Language. by Adam Sah, Jon Blow, and Brian Dennis (1994).
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In 2014, Marshall was moved to wide receiver to make room for Freeman, who rushed for 1,365 yards and 18 touchdowns as a true freshman.
David Prouty 34, Southbridge 6: Tyler Golden rushed 18 times for 196 yards and scored on runs of 58, 1 and 57 yards and added a 60-yard punt return for a score and found Joe Thibault for a 20-yard touchdown as the host Panthers (4-2, 2-2 SWCL C) rushed past the Pioneers (2-4, 2-2).
Yoncalla 46, Mohawk 6: Geoff Payne rushed for 244 yards and returned a kickoff 86 yards for a score to go along with two rushing touchdowns in the Eagles' (4-0) first league win of the season.
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Siuslaw 42, Newport 6: John Johnson rushed for a touchdown, threw for three more and the Vikings rolled up 474 yards of offense to win in a rout at home.
Jeff Maoicchi rushed for two touchdowns and added the two-point conversion rush on Costello's winning score.
Assabet's Dylan Zona rushed 19 times for 106 yards and two TDs, added a 2-point conversion rush and passed for another.
Central Linn 22, Toledo 16: Mark LaCoste rushed for 67 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 9:26 remaining, to lead the Cobras to the road victory over the Boomers.
The Bruins were among the national leaders after they rushed for 266 yards against Houston, 264 in the win over Texas and 437 - repeat, 437 - against Washington State.
Siuslaw 19, Hidden Valley 12: Sonny Tupua rushed for 183 yards and two scores for the Vikings, who trailed 6-0 at halftime but rallied for the win.
PLEASANT HILL - James Gaughan rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 94 yards and two more scores to lead Pleasant Hill to a 48-19 win over Harrisburg in a PacWest Conference game on Friday night.
Crow 16, Riddle 14: Riley Engel rushed for 100 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter as the Cougars improved to 3-2 in league play.