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pe tuhl

  • n  part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored

  • No Japanese except royalty may use the full or 16-petal chrysanthemum device, but with fewer petals the chrysanthemum figures in countless Japanese designs, supposedly lucky.
  • He stares at the rose that is tattooed on her arm and sees a real petal fall off.
  • It was bad enough luck that one of the mounds of fabric was bunched up in front of a petal; far worse that it was the one petal that was supposed to allow the rover egress.
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  • Dave Dickenson in Globe and Mail
    For myself, I would have liked to spark them a little bit more,Dickenson said. "We got 10 points early, but once we took the lead, they pretty much put the petal to the medal and took it to us."
  • Manuel Lapuente in The Age
    Former men's national team coach Manuel Lapuente told reporters his father had told him: "You don't touch a woman even with a rose petal. ...... Imagine how I'm supposed to face a woman and have to slide into her. Well, what am I going to do?"
  • William Hunter in Canada NewsWire (press release)
    We are excited by the start of the TAXUS PETAL I FHU Trial and the fact that our paclitaxel technology may offer a solution to bifurcations, which is an area in coronary stenting that remains challenging for physicians,said Dr. William...

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