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Upon her death, Act 2 transports us to a forest glade, Giselle’s gravesite.
Kentucky glade cress grows only in parts of Jefferson and Bullitt counties.
And, as a result of being one of the world’s finest open-air museums, this Italian glade is ideal for those who want to combine some stress-free sightseeing with outdoor dining at an entry price of just €7.
The photo project also depicts life in the Scandinavian country seemingly unrelated to the direct effect of immigration, such as fantasy-world role-playing in a glade north of the town of Vasteras.
Before canals carved up South Dade, sawgrass marshes that made up transverse glades allowed freshwater to flow in sheets east.
Glades Central The Jet is back as Jessie Hester begins his second stint as head coach.
Acres of Ohio horsemint, pale leafcup, leafy prairie clover and glade quillwort now thrive on land that once was a forest of prickly buckthorn.
Yet there's a profound sense of order and repose, as if one had come upon a light-dappled glade.
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Did You Know?
We know that glade has been with us since at least the early 1500s, though the word's origins remain a bit of a mystery. Glade, which originally was often used not just to indicate a clearing in the woods but one which was also filled with sunlight, may come from the adjective glad. In Middle English, glad also meant "shining," a meaning that goes back to the word's Old English ancestor, glæd. Glæd is akin to Old High German glat ("shining, smooth") and Old Norse glathr ("sunny"). It may also be a relative of Old English geolu, the ancestor of the modern English word yellow.
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