chapter  24
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Wild flora

Dewberry snail [swEng]. Truant from school. (The dewberry is a close relative of the blackberry.)

Fast as a maid can eat blackberries [swEng]. Blackberry (patch) baby [Amer]. One bom out

o f wedlock.

It pricketh betim es that will be a good thorn [c. 1350]. A child soon shows signs o f future propensities.