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curly dirt

Clumps of dust. Please dust this room, and be sure to get the curly dirt that's gathered under the couch.
See also: curly, dirt

curly dirt

 and house moss; slut's wool
puffs of dirt and dust. How long has it been since you swept under this bed? There's a mountain of curly dirt under here! No one's been in this room for an age. Look at all the cobwebs and curly dirt. She was a terrible housekeeper. House moss collected in all the corners of her rooms.
See also: curly, dirt

rolling stone gathers no moss

Prov. A person who does not settle down is not attached to anything or anyone. (Can be said in admiration or in censure, depending on whether or not the speaker feels it is good to be attached to something or someone.) I worry about Tom. He's never lived in the same place for two years in a row, and he keeps changing jobs. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
See also: gather, moss, no, roll, stone

rolling stone

A person who moves about a great deal and never settles down, as in Kate's lived in ten cities in as many years-she's a real rolling stone. This expression is a shortening of the proverb a rolling stone gathers no moss, first recorded in 1523, which indicates that one who never settles anywhere will not do well. After some 300 years of this interpretation, in the mid-1800s the value of gathering moss (and staying put) began to be questioned, and in current usage the term is most often used without any particular value judgment.
See also: roll, stone

a rolling stone gathers no moss

People say a rolling stone gathers no moss meaning that if a person keeps moving from one place to another, they will not get many friends or possessions. I'm saying that it's not a good idea to get too settled — a rolling stone gathers no moss. Note: You can call a person who does not stay in one place for long a rolling stone. I guess you could call me a rolling stone. My home is out on the waves. Note: Some people use this proverb to say that it is a bad thing to keep moving like this, and it is better to be settled. Other people use this proverb to suggest that it is a good thing to keep moving and changing, and not stay in one place.
See also: gather, moss, no, roll, stone

house moss

n. little blobs of lint. (see also ghost turd.) There is some house moss under the sofa.
See also: house, moss
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Moss as he had desired, and he was able to say angrily, rising from his seat,--
Moss had eight children, but could never overcome her regret that the twins had not lived.
Moss was again on the door-step when her brother rode up.
Moss, drying her tears; then turning to Lizzy, she said, "Run now, and fetch the colored egg for cousin Maggie.
Helped along by Annie Martin's "The Magical World of Moss Gardening" (Timber Press, 2015), I made a short list of mosses suited for the growing conditions my gardens provide.
Moss bagged the best actress trophy at the 2017 Emmy Awards for her role in "The Handmaid's Tale.
We started out with moss so it cushions the glass while pouring in the pebbles, then another layer of moss, then finished off with the remaining pebbles.
Moss filed a separate return in April 2009, apparently because she believed she was entitled to a theft loss deduction.
The traditional method for treating moss on lawns is iron sulphate and there are many products on the market containing this compound.
MossOff Multi-Surface gets moss algae off any surface - patios, driveways, wooden decks, garden furniture, fencing, walls, roofs, BBQ covers, awnings and Astroturf.
Have the roof jet washed, making sure to block the downpipes with a rag to stop the moss going down the drains.
However, the acquisition will cause a degree of volatility in the company's financial results as invoicing of Seafox's assets is denominated in euros, whereas MOSS reports in dollars.
As a part of the pledge, WWU plans to add the Moss Adams name to the soon-to-be-launched professional readiness center.
Welsh Bristle-moss Pic: BARRY STEWART Moss expert Sam Bosanquet, who made the find, said: "It highlights the need to be vigilant and open-minded, even when looking in mundane places like car parks
Now, lab tests with two moss species have shown that in dewy conditions, springtails increased moss fertilization.