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  • n  very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers; common throughout western Europe

  • What would English literature -- or for that matter, English sexuality -- have done without gamy gamekeepers, lurking unrepressed in the gorse, ready to help the privileged class .
  • Fluorescent yellow coconut-scented gorse growing next to electric colored bluebells signaled that, stormy weather aside, this was indeed spring.
  • Raw Atlantic weather sweeps in across the tangle of estuaries and peninsulas that form Broadhaven Bay on Ireland's northwest coast, buffeting the yellow gorse bushes and pink .
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  • Kennys Settle Land Dispute
    IRELAND'S most high-profile land dispute was settled on Tuesday when Late, Late Show television anchor Pat Kenny and his wife Kathy and their neighbors, semi-retired solicitor Gerard Charlton and his wife Maeve, told the High Court they reached agreement in what became known as the battle of Gorse Hill.The dispute over ownership of a tiny strip of land near both couples' homes had Ireland ...
    June 26, 2013 - Irish Central

  • Ernie Els in USA Today
    I don't think I've ever seen that happen. I don't know if it's ever happened in a game of golf,Els said. "It hung on that gorse bush branch and it was kind of hanging there. Obviously it was a break, you know. And somehow I got it out of...
  • Eileen Younghusband in ic Wales
    On the way, every village we passed through was celebrating,says Eileen. "In Holland the farm wagons were parading through the streets, piled high with branches of gorse and broom - the orange colour a tribute to their Royal House."
  • EM Forster in guardian.co.uk
    Forster mentions a popular novel by a contemporary novelist whose main character, a flat one, is a farmer who is always saying "I'll plough up that bit of gorse".

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