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late bloomer

 
1. Lit. a plant that blooms later than similar plants or that blooms late in the season. There are a few late bloomers in the garden, but by fall, we don't care much anymore about flowers.
2. Fig. a person who finally develops a useful or superior skill or talents later than expected or desired. Joseph was a late bloomer, but turned out to be a formidable scholar in the long run.
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Leading up to Saturday's Class 6A boys state cross country championship, South Eugene senior Reilly Bloomer looked back at all the greats that had run at South Eugene.
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Coun Bloomer said: "I am delighted to be taking over as chairman at such an exciting and challenging time for the Fire and Rescue Service.
But Mrs Bloomer, 28, had endometriosis, a condition which was making it difficult for her to conceive.
Peter Rouch QC, prosecuting, said Mr Rees was alone and very drunk when Fitzgerald and Bloomer called at his flat.
The bloomer, which is made from a selection of ingredients sourced from Poland, is a traditional light rye with a distinctive flavour and thick crust.
Jonathan Bloomer, who will be replaced by HBOS finance director Mark Tucker, had been under pressure from shareholders after his surprise decision last year to raise pounds 1billion towards driving UK growth.
Bloomer was the base commander at MCAS, El Toro from 1984-86.
To vote for Jade, text Jade Bloomer to 84205 or call 0901 656 1530 then press 20, or visit www.
Raymond Bloomer, 42, suffered burns and torn ligaments when he got stuck as he tried to free a blockage at the laundry in Sheffield.
But Albion's Nigel Bloomer beat Tony Marren 21-14 and their last pair, Michael Wood and John Bloomer, beat Phil Sykes and Dave Hartley 21-10 to edge into the final by a two-point margin.
1848 - At a convention in New York, Female rights campaigner Amelia Bloomer introduced 'bloomers' to the world.