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sprout up

to grow upward quickly, as do newly sprouted seedlings. The seeds sprouted up in the warm rains. Many of the newly planted seeds failed to sprout up on time.
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sprout wings

Fig. to behave so well as to resemble an angel. The kid is not about to sprout wings, but he probably won't get into jail again. He was so good and helpful, I thought he would sprout wings.
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sprout up

v.
1. To emerge from the soil and grow rapidly: Weeds had sprouted up through the cracks in the pavement.
2. To emerge and develop rapidly: Within a few years, strip malls had sprouted up across the county.
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sprout

n. a child. A little sprout came up and tried to sell me a ticket to a game.

sprout wings

1. tv. to die and become an angel. I’m not ready to sprout wings yet. I’ve got a few more years.
2. tv. to be so good as to become an angel. The kid is not about to sprout wings, but he probably won’t get into jail again.
See also: sprout, wing
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In this respect, Oak species sprouting capability play on important role in regeneration of Zagross forests.
The primary objectives were to develop baseline information on oak sprouting following harvesting and to develop predictive models of sprout survival and growth for use by resource managers and landowners.
The basic piece of a kit is a clean sprouting jar with a mesh incorporated in the lid.
Even a miniscule number of salmonella present on a seed before sprouting could lead to huge numbers of salmonella being present on the sprout," Cieslak said.
Seed sprouting products entering the retail market still might contain pathogenic microorganisms.
Dry beans: Try to keep beans close to 70 [degrees] when sprouting.
With the exception of a few types of sprouts - such as sunflowers and almonds - that are consumed at the first sign of germination, the jar of seeds should be moved into moderate light once sprouting has occurred.
Keith Jones, Executive Director at Washington State University Research Foundation, added, "We believe our research has the potential to have major impact on the way potato growers of Washington and beyond control potato sprouting in storage.
Sprouts Farmers Market, an Arizona-based company, is one of the nation's fastest growing retailers sprouting in Arizona, California, Texas and Colorado.
One of the first reported outbreaks, in 1973, was associated with sprouts grown by using a home sprouting kit (3).
Indeed, they argue, sprouts appear to constitute a high salmonella risk because the commercial sprouting process "contains no `kill step' that would eliminate pathogens without compromising a seed's germination.
For Starus, Berger and the entire sprouting industry, 1997 was a roller-coaster year.
Synthetic chemicals can delay the sprouting, but researchers with the U.
Sprouts Farmers Market, is one of the nation's fastest growing retailers sprouting in Arizona, California, Texas and Colorado.
These improvements include the sanitation of the seeds used for sprouting and the implementation of a Hold-and-Release testing program where all batches of sprouts must be tested for the presence of E.