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gall and wormwood

Strong feelings of bitterness and resentment. ("Gall" is bile and "wormwood" is a bitter plant.) Ever since I lost the election for school president, I only feel gall and wormwood when I think of my unworthy opponent.
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wormwood and gall

Bitterness, resentment, disappointment, or humiliation; a figurative source of such feelings. Let me tell you, the life of a book publisher is full of wormwood and gall these days. My aunt relished cruel, embittered opinions on people and the world, seeming to prefer feasting on wormwood and gall than the many joys life brings.
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wormwood and gall

a source of bitter mortification and grief. literary
Gall is bile, a substance secreted by the liver and proverbial for its bitterness, while wormwood is an aromatic plant with a bitter taste. The expression originated in reference to various passages in the Bible, for example Lamentations 3:19: ‘Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall’.
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As Sarah Jane tries to find out what the mysterious Mrs Wormwood is doing at the factory, Maria and Kelsey are led into the path of a monstrous creature and a strange young boy with no name or past.
Brady, jailed with accomplice Myra Hindley in 1966, was moved to London's Wormwood Scrubs in 1974.
Brady was moved to Wormwood Scrubs in London in 1974, eight years after his conviction for murdering Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17 - two of the five children he killed with girlfriend Myra Hindley.
Brady was transferred to Wormwood Scrubs in 1974, eight years after he was convicted of the murders of Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17 - two of the five youngsters he killed with girlfriend Hindley.
Absinthe is traditionally distilled with botanicals like wormwood, anise and fennel and ranges from 90 to 150 proof.
In the next six months, the company plans to announce a location for its first manufacturing facility in the states and is looking at regions that grow tobacco, which needs similar conditions as sweet wormwood. ArtemiFlow's leadership noted that Pennsylvania is in the running, with Lancaster County alone producing roughly 7,000 acres of tobacco, according to a 2012 census by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S.
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Prisoners at Wormwood Scrubs can choose to tuck into a Christmas pudding with brandy sauce or an apple and cinnamon lattice (for halal and vegan diets).
Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary little girl with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and a tyrannical headmistress.
Matilda Wormwood is a young girl with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and a tyrannical headmistress.
Presently, Artemisinin is extracted from the sweet wormwood plant, which takes around eight-months to mature and yields about 15 grams of artemisinin for every kilogram of plant.
Left: Sebastien Torkia and Rebecca Thornhill as Matilda's horrible parents Mr and Mrs Wormwood
11 mm (flowers: wormwood, olive, blue, white, black, blue, cream, gray-blue, etc.
EVERY WHICH WAY, Errol Morris's Wormwood is of the moment, and not only because it's a crime series made for binge-watching.