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lettuce

n. money. How much lettuce do you have left?
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When Saxon had served the beans, and Billy the coffee, she stood still a moment and surveyed the spread meal on the blankets--the canister of sugar, the condensed milk tin, the sliced corned beef, the lettuce salad and sliced tomatoes, the slices of fresh French bread, and the steaming plates of beans and mugs of coffee.
When the weather was wet, he put up his umbrella over his stock in trade, not over himself; when the weather was dry, he furled that faded article, tied it round with a piece of yarn, and laid it cross-wise under the trestles: where it looked like an unwholesomely-forced lettuce that had lost in colour and crispness what it had gained in size.
Some of the young ladies washed the lettuces for him, and sliced them under his directions.
FIRST he ate some lettuces and some French beans; and then he ate some radishes;
Bottled beer stood under a shelf, and there were two bags of haricot beans and some limp lettuces.
The cold veal, the fresh lettuces, and the stuffed chine might well look tempting to hungry men who had dined at half-past twelve o'clock.
I put some lettuces into the clock, and tried to wind up the rabbit
When man is the agent in introducing into a country a new species, this relation is often broken: as one instance of this I may mention, that the leaves of the cabbages and lettuces, which in England afford food to such a multitude of slugs and caterpillars, in the gardens near Rio are untouched.
Tulliver was obliged to bury them in her maternal bosom; for Maggie, declaring that the frock smelt of nasty dye, had taken an opportunity of basting it together with the roast beef the first Sunday she wore it, and finding this scheme answer, she had subsequently pumped on the bonnet with its green ribbons, so as to give it a general resemblance to a sage cheese garnished with withered lettuces.
Our 'Little Gem' lettuce have been delicious - we eat them raw in salads and Neil cooks them, too, with a knob of butter and a splash of water, with the lid on the pan, for a minute or so.
Scotland is a perfect place to grow lettuce but cultivation only really began here in the late 70s.
Micrographs of lettuce leaf tissue showing colonization by green fluorescent E.
Prickly lettuce, a common weed, may provide raw material for rubber production, according to Washington State University scientists.
Salad was also easy on the digestive system while another consideration was that lettuce didn't need to be accompanied by bread.
1THE Romans are believed to have introduced lettuce to Britain.