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hahy uh sinth

  • n  a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
  • n  any of numerous bulbous perennial herbs

  • On Imitation of Life he croons, "Charades, pop skill water hyacinth, named by a poet.
  • The scale of the task was gigantic volunteers cleared the entire riverbed of water hyacinth and silt, and built riverbanks and roads alongside the river.
  • Flowered spikes of lavender blossoms give the water hyacinth a distinctly delicate air.
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    A popular novel, The Cardinal, first gave young Richard Kopinski the idea that he might have a calling to be a priest. “I was taken with the idea of a priest as someone who belongs exclusively to God,” said Father Kopinski, pastor of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, Glen Head. He had read the 1950 novel by Henry Morton Robinson. The novel was made into a 1963 film directed by Otto Preminger. That ...
    June 29, 2013 - Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot

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