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uhn derb ruhsh

  • n  the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest

  • Spring is the time for weeding: for gardeners, a time to yank and replant; for TV watchers, a time to clear the dead underbrush from the viewing calendar and start anew.
  • Motionless, they stared across the brook into thick underbrush where no human figure was to be seen.
News & Articles

  • Man rents out goats to chew up invasive species
    SPARTA — High up on a steep ridge overlooking a misty Monroe County valley, 50 goats are quietly munching their way through the dense underbrush of what used to be an oak savanna habitat.
    June 17, 2013 - The Tomah Journal
  • Police: K-9 Used To Arrest Suspect Hiding In Underbrush
    A man wanted in an assault case was arrested by law enforcement with the help of a police K-9 after they say he hid from officers in thick underbrush.
    June 12, 2013 - WFMY News 2 Greensboro

  • Madeleine Albright in FOXNews
    If you look back at real breakthroughs and diplomatic history, what you basically find is that in order to understand where the situation is, to clear the underbrush away, it is necessary to have lower level people make the initial contact,...
  • Barack Obama in Kansas City infoZine
    With no roads to speak of, they plowed their tanks and armored vehicles through the thick jungle, smashing a path through bamboo and underbrush, mile after mile, risking ambush and landmines every step of the way,President Barack Obama said,...
  • Mark Udall in Pueblo Chieftain
    There are 3.6 million acres of beetle-killed trees and that's my definition of a tinderbox,Colorado's senior senator said. "We need to remove those dead trees and underbrush."

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