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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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Pan-roasted: Cut sprouts in half and place in a deep skillet with 1/2 cup water.
6 Packed full of folic acid and anticancerous properties, there are plenty of health reasons to eat sprouts.
Brussels sprouts may never be as popular as broccoli or carrots.
64% of oak species were, Average number of sprouts in each sprout clump was estimated 5.
It also called on the FSA to reconsider its advice for all sprouts to be cooked, given that "many sprouted seeds are eaten raw and would not be cooked.
Santa Clara County natural resource advisor Sheila Barry (standing) and staff research associate Jerry Tecklin examined sprouts from a harvested blue oak stump.
Raw or lightly cooked sprouts sold in plastic bags have been linked to at least 30 reported U.
government recommends that the very young, elderly, pregnant and others with compromised immune systems stay away from raw sprouts completely and that anyone who eats sprouts cook them first.
Sprouters Northwest has stopped producing sprouts until the case is resolved, Jones said.
It claims to be the first retailer to sell the sprouts commercially following trials in Cambridgeshire, where they are grown.
Bean sprouts had already featured strongly in a case control study in which people who had suffered from S.
Most sprouts have leaves by this time, and they will continue to fill out.
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, spicy broccoli sprouts contain up to 100 times more sulforaphane than mature broccoli.
IT JUST wouldn't be Christmas without Brussels sprouts.