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n. 1 (alternative spelling of bulrush English) 2 A headlong rush into something, heedless of the danger.

  1. n. tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa [syn: cat's-tail, bulrush, nailrod, reed mace, reedmace, Typha latifolia]

  2. tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America [syn: bulrush, common rush, soft rush, Juncus effusus]

Usage examples of "bullrush".

Farther along, the head-high thickets of tule and bullrush that had masked the stream could be seen to be colourless, rotting in the pollution of that narrow place.

Farther along, the head-high thickets of tule and bullrush that had masked the stream could be seen to be colorless, rotting in the pollution of that narrow place.

She reached out and ran a finger along the smooth long leaf of a bullrush and wondered what had brought that old guilt to the fore tonight.

A small, cold breeze wandered through the tops of the bullrushes, making them rattle together with dry and distant sounds, like old bones cast out into some forgotten churchyard.

With that ancient picture on the back of your dilapidated dollar and that newborn profit in your bullrushes, what the hell river did you think it was?

Here a few formless stone-heaps and straggling bushes represented the ruins, the gardens of palms, and the bullrushes of the Bedawi shepherd lads.

There was a section with bullrushes that might once have been a fish pond, and at the back, where the ground sloped away, they discovered a narrow stream.

Bunches of dried roses, statice, bullrushes and seedpods of poppies crowned the tops of the units in profusion.

This meal was washed down with the cool water drawn from the soak under the thick bullrushes that grew along the river bank.

And it is a landscape of thin things - feathery marsh grasses and bullrushes and bending willows - so that I smiled when I thought of Pearce within it, thin and threadbare, and I also began to sense how I, with my wide, flat face, my fleshy lip and my soft belly, was not at one with it at all.

The ground had been pounded hard and laid thick with bullrushes so that the dust would not rise when we moved around.

He kept them from the tangled feet of trees and tall bullrushes with the other oar, stilled and feeling enormously privileged.

Moses in the bullrushes seriously to be regarded as the noblest picture in Europe?

Whether some small compression of pores be not perceptible in parts which stand against the current of waters, as in Reeds, Bullrushes, and other vegetables toward the streaming quarter, may also be observed, and therefore such as are long and weak, are commonly contrived into a roundnesse of figure, whereby the water presseth lesse, and slippeth more smoothly from them, and even in flags of flat-figured leaves, the greater part obvert their sharper sides unto the current in ditches.