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Pistil, Pistel  n.  An epistle. (Obs.)

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"Pistil" Quotes from Famous Books

... way by a big wall, hears us pass. She stops and would look if she could. We espy her figure in that twilight of which she is beginning to make a part, though fine and faint as a pistil. ...
— Light • Henri Barbusse

... phallus worship of the East of the male or generative power in nature. This worship prevails among the Hindu sect of the Givas or Sivas, and the symbol takes the form of the pistil of a flower, or an erect ...
— The Nuttall Encyclopaedia - Being a Concise and Comprehensive Dictionary of General Knowledge • Edited by Rev. James Wood

... August 3, and they have continued to open in succession, a belt about 3 in. wide opening each day. They remain in good condition for two days; on the third day the stamens wilt and drop down, but the pistil remains erect till the fourth day. On the first day of opening the pistil is not so long as the stamens by in.; on the second it has grown to be as long as the stamens, but it is not in condition to receive the pollen till after ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 401, September 8, 1883 • Various

... Abel, who had heard the click of cocking the pistol, and saw that he held it in his hand, as he came towards him. "Gi' me that pistil, and yeou fetch that 'ere rope layin' there. I 'll have this here fella,h fixed 'n ...
— Elsie Venner • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

... insects are excluded, the flowers fertilise themselves perfectly and produce plenty of seed; but I did not ascertain whether this is effected by the stamens increasing in length with advancing age, or by the bending down of the pistil. The chief interest in my experiments on the present species, lies in the appearance in the fourth self-fertilised generation of a variety which bore large peculiarly-coloured flowers, and grew to a greater height than ...
— The Effects of Cross & Self-Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom • Charles Darwin

... corolla, consisting of coloured leaves called petals, which, however, like those of the Calyx, are often united into a tube; (3) of one or more stamens, consisting of a stalk or filament, and a head or anther, in which the pollen is produced; and (4) a pistil, which is situated in the centre of the flower, and at the base of which is the Ovary, containing ...
— The Beauties of Nature - and the Wonders of the World We Live In • Sir John Lubbock

Words linked to "Pistil" :   pistillode, simple pistil, reproductive structure, blossom, flower, style

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