Usage examples for Mosses

  1. Throughout these weeks the ruddy brown of mosses, the changeless green of fir and cypress, were no more than a background, a setting only for the ravishing colours of those leaves born with the spring, that perish with the autumn. – Maria Chapdelaine A Tale of the Lake St. John Country by Louis Hemon
  2. The tree foliage was approaching, if it had not already reached, perfection; all the mosses, too, looked so green and fresh; and how prettily the various ferns were uncoiling themselves among the rocks and shady nooks by the stream; while on this particular occasion the very Sun seemed to have coaxed his setting beams into the production of most gorgeous colouring. – The Story of a Dewdrop by J. R. Macduff
  3. She knelt down and gently cleared away the dry leaves and grass about it, carefully broke the frail little stem, and returned to de Sigognac's side with her treasure- more delighted than if she had found a precious jewel lying hidden among the mosses. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  4. Its nearest neighbor was a tiny tree, so small it scarcely ever was noticed; yet it was a very beautiful little tree, and the vines and ferns and mosses and other humble residents of the forest loved it dearly. – A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field
  5. His canoe skirts the eastern shore of Michigan, where the forest rises like a wall from the water's edge; and as he advances northward, an endless line of stiff and shaggy fir- trees, hung with long mosses, fringes the shore with an aspect of monotonous desolation. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  6. The interior of the figures was completely bare of vegetation, only in the cracks there was to be seen an exceedingly scanty growth of stunted mosses, lichens, and flowering plants. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  7. Giorgione set her burning in the shade, trying to cool her golden flank in deep mosses by a well. – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  8. " A hundred Mosses wouldn't matter to me now. – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  9. The old man, guiding himself by inspecting the mosses and the part of the sky whence the light came, continued to go northward. – Iermola by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewksi
  10. While it was preparing Lumley and I sat chatting by the fire, and gazing in a sort of dreamy delight at the glorious view of land and water which we could see through an opening among the trees in front of us; for, not only was there the rich colouring of autumn everywhere- the greens, yellows, browns, and reds of mosses, grasses, and variegated foliage- but there was a bright golden glow cast over all by the beams of the setting sun. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. If one really loves these mountains with their wealth of ferns and mosses and floral beauty, few, if any, of these children of the mountains are disturbed. – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  12. And when shown other sea- country treasures,- bits of coral and ivory and mosses,- things grew plainer than ever, and she began to have a very clear notion of Esther's past surroundings, and pictured her mother as one of those neat, trim, anxious- faced little women she had often seen in her sea or mountain summerings. – A Flock of Girls and Boys by Nora Perry
  13. We found mosses and rabbits' fur to make it soft. – Stories of Birds by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
  14. The scenery around Clifton is charming, and to the worn, weary invalid escaping from the noise and heat and bustle of the busy city, there seems to come a rest and a quiet, from the sunlight which falls upon the hills, to the cool, moist meadow lands where the ferns and mosses grow, and where the rippling of the sulphur brook gives out constantly a soothing, pleasant kind of music. – Ethelyn's Mistake by Mary Jane Holmes
  15. It was a wild, savage gorge, full of fallen rocks, hemmed in with high cliffs, fringed here and there with willows and mosses, among which were a few brilliant wild- flowers. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. To say that the Coal- forests were masses of Ferns, Horsetails, and Club- mosses is a lifeless and misleading expression. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  17. It was also too dark to go to the woods in search of ferns or mosses on which to sleep. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  18. Then he told her that his sister and a friend were on the beach, a mile below; that they had all three come to take one more look at the sea, and to gather mosses. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  19. Just think, observed Gypsy, as they strolled on through the fallen leaves and redcup mosses, just think of their sitting still and reading poetry on a picnic! – Gypsy's Cousin Joy by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  20. There were also vast monotonous forests, composed chiefly of trees belonging to the lycopods, and whose nearest relatives to- day are the little club mosses of our eastern woods. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton