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 Snowdrop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) is the best-known representative of a small genus of about 20 species in the family Amaryllidaceae that are among the first bulbs to bloom in spring.
Giant snowdrop, Galanthus elwesii, a native of the Levant, 23 cm tall, flowering January/February, with large flowers, the three inner segments of which often have a much larger and more conspicuous green blotch (or blotches) than the more common kinds.
An active substance in snowdrop is called galantamine, which, as anticholinesterase, could have acted as an antidote to Circe's poisons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Snowdrop   (594 words)

 Snowdrop Petition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Snowdrop Campaign was founded after the Dunblane Massacre in March 1996 to call for a total ban on the private ownership and use of handguns in the United Kingdom.
Founded by friends of the bereaved families and so called because March is snowdrop time in Scotland, it successfully gained over 705,000 signatures to a petition within 6 weeks.
Because of slight differences in the layout of the internet and photocopied forms used the organisers were able to estimate that between a quarter and a third of all forms had been sent by email at some point.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Snowdrop_Petition   (1537 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Snowdrop - Herb Profile and Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Snowdrop, usually spoken of as the first flower of our year, though the Winter Aconite has perhaps a better title to be so considered, has never been of much account in physic, and has never been recognized.
Gerard says 'nothing is set down hereof by the ancient Writers, nor anything observed by the moderne.' He calls it the Bulbous Violet, but adds that some call it the Snowdrop, the earliest mention of it by this name, and it was known to all the old botanists as a bulbous violet.
In some districts snowdrops will grow and spread in woods as readily as the wild hyacinth; in others, with apparently identical conditions, it is difficult to get them to grow and they will refuse to spread.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/s/snowdr59.html   (451 words)

Snowdrop corms should be planted 3 inches deep in a well-prepared bed where they can settle in for a long time.
Snowdrops are tough, belying their delicate appearance; they’ll bounce right back after even a heavy snowfall.
But since snowdrop is the English garden emblem for January, and because it is a reminder that the plants in the garden so often symbolize renewal, I prefer to look at the snowdrop as a sign of the beginning of the season, rather than the end.
whatcom.wsu.edu /ag/homehort/plant/snowdrop.htm   (584 words)

 Snowdrop - Fall Bulbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Snowdrop, 'Galanthus Nivalis', is a fall planted bulb.
Snowdrops are probably the very first flowers to peep their heads through the ground at the end of the winter, as soon as the snow melts.
Snowdrops bloom in early spring for a 3 to 4 week period.
www.naturehills.com /new/product/fallbulbsdetails.aspx?prodid=3081   (143 words)

 Snowdrop's Illness - Tailfeathers Bird Community
Snowdrop's been preening regularly, and her poop is slowly reverting back to normal.
I did try Snowdrop's Harrison pellets once, and while it wasn't bad enough for me to want to spit it out, it wasn't good enough for me to start snacking on them myself.
P.S. News on Snowdrop's vet appointment today: her physical examination went well, and she seems to be fine again.
www.tailfeathersnetwork.com /community/showthread.php?t=21516   (1406 words)

Snowdrop felt so hungry and so thirsty that she ate a bit of bread and a little porridge from each plate, and drank a drop of wine out of each tumbler.
Snowdrop longed to eat the tempting fruit, and when she saw that the peasant woman was eating it herself, she couldn't resist the temptation any longer, and stretching out her hand she took the poisonous half.
Snowdrop lay a long time in the coffin, and she always looked the same, just as if she were fast asleep, and she remained as white as snow, as red as blood, and her hair as fl as ebony.
www.rickwalton.com /folktale/red33.htm   (2981 words)

 Debian -- snowdrop
Snowdrop provides reliable, difficult to remove stenographic watermarking of text documents (internal memos, draft research papers, advisories and other writing) and C sources (limited distribution software, licensed software, or freely available code) so that:
Snowdrop uses redundant steganography using four different logical channels, and should be proof to many modifications, including reformatting, spell checking and so on.
Warning: Snowdrop is currently in beta, and may produce bad or corrupted results, especially when run on C source code.
packages.debian.org /unstable/utils/snowdrop.html   (206 words)

 Hans Christian Andersen : The Snowdrop :: www.andersen.sdu.dk :: The Hans Christian Andersen Center
Then she took the lovely Flower and laid it on a scented piece of paper that had a verse written on it, a verse about the Flower, beginning with "snowdrop" and ending with "snowdrop." "Little sweetheart, be my snowdrop, my winter fool!"-thus she had playfully mocked him with the summer.
The maid who swept the room picked it up and placed it in one of the books on the table, for she thought it had fallen out when she was clearing up and putting things in order.
And then the Snowdrop again was placed in the book, and felt both honored and delighted to know that it was a marker in the beautiful book of poetry, and that he who had first written and sung about the flower had also been a snowdrop and been mocked in the winter.
www.andersen.sdu.dk /vaerk/hersholt/TheSnowdrop_e.html   (1397 words)

 SNOWDROP - LoveToKnow Article on SNOWDROP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The snowdrop is a doubtful native of Great Britain, but is largely cultivated fol market in Lincolnshire.
There are numerous varieties, differing in the size of the flower and the period of flowering.
Othel distinct species of snowdrop are the Crimean snowdrop, G. plicatus, with broad leaves folded like a fan, and G. Elwesii, a native of the Levant, with large flowers, the three inner segments of which have a much larger and more conspicuous green blotcF than the commoner kinds.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SN/SNOWDROP.htm   (192 words)

 HR and Payroll software and services from Snowdrop Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Snowdrop's main personnel software system for retaining employee data.
As part of the suite of HR modules, Snowdrop Orchard is one of the most flexible single or multi user software packages available.
It is designed to manage a range of payroll operations including extensive payment and deduction facilities, part time calculations and comprehensive payment histories such as multi period reporting and P11D.
www.snowdrop.co.uk   (509 words)

 snowdrop on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Snowdrop signs Lastminute.com contract to put HR online.
Snowdrop packs a punch in Payroll; Six figure buy-out puts payroll services online.
The heralds of spring; You will have seen them emerging in your garden and brightening up the verges on your way to work.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/x/x-snowdrop.asp   (504 words)

 Snowdrop Systems launch new web-enabled HR Solution - Training Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
To celebrate, Snowdrop is giving away a free garden make over in time for the summer to one lucky visitor on the stand during CIP.
Founded in 1991, Snowdrop Systems is a leading software provider to the HR industry, supplying data management systems for human resources, payroll, training, employee development, performance management and recruitment.
Snowdrop designs modular systems, thus providing HR professionals with maximum flexibility by allowing them to integrate current and future business systems.
www.trainingpressreleases.com /newsstory.asp?NewsID=67   (542 words)

 The Baldwin Project: The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
And her wish was granted, for not long after a little daughter was born to her, with a skin as white as snow, lips and cheeks as red as blood, and hair as fl as ebony.
From this hour she hated poor Snowdrop like poison, and every day her envy, hatred, and [331] malice grew, for envy and jealousy are like evil weeds which spring up and choke the heart.
Snowdrop consented, and went with him, and the marriage was celebrated with great pomp and splendour.
www.mainlesson.com /display.php?author=lang&book=red&story=snowdrop   (2950 words)

But Snowdrop grew more and more beautiful; and when she was seven years old she was as bright as the day, and fairer than the queen herself.
In the morning Snowdrop told them all her story; and they pitied her, and said if she would keep all things in order, and cook and wash and knit and spin for them, she might stay where she was, and they would take good care of her.
And thus Snowdrop lay for a long, long time, and still only looked as though she was asleep; for she was even now as white as snow, and as red as blood, and as fl as ebony.
www.paralumun.com /grimmsnowdrop.htm   (1588 words)

 Aesop's Fables - "a98" - 656+ fables
THE SNOWDROP IT was winter-time; the air was cold, the wind was sharp, but within the closed doors it was warm and comfortable, and within the closed door lay the flower; it lay in the bulb under the snow-covered earth.
What happens so often:- the Flower had made a gauk of him, that was a jest; the girl had made a fool of him, that was no jest, she had, during the summer, chosen another friend.
The servant girl, who was sweeping out the room, picked it up, and laid it in one of the books which were upon the table, in the belief that it must have fallen out while the room was being arranged.
www.pacificnet.net /~johnr/cgi/aesop1.cgi?hca&a98   (1185 words)

 Snowdrop - Plants Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Snowdrop bulbs can be planted right up to the end of September so if you are thinking of starting a garden then this is one plant worth considering.
Not only does it flower early in the spring but to me the Snowdrop marks the end of the winter, when I see the...
Walking in the garden (still a bit of a builders yard) I was looking forward to the next year seeing the first spring bulbs.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /plants/snowdrop   (175 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Bristol/Somerset | Zoo's rare albino penguin is dead
Snowdrop showed no sign of illness, but died mysteriously on Sunday, staff at the zoo said.
It is believed the bird, first shown to the public as a six-week-old chick in December 2002, was the first albino penguin to be hatched at a zoo.
"Snowdrop had been experiencing the usual summer moult, during which time it is normal for penguins to be subdued and stop feeding for a short period."
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/bristol/somerset/3579986.stm   (230 words)

 Gardening for Kids!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Snowdrops are a wonderful little bulb that come out very early in the year.
The common Snowdrop grows from 4-6 inches tall with 1 inch flowers and like growing at the base of shady trees.
As tiny as Snowdrops are they never fail to make you stop and look at their shining white flowers hanging gently in the Spring sunshine.
www.geocities.com /EnchantedForest/Glade/3313/snowdrp.html   (224 words)

 skoool.ie :: exam centre
The snowdrop has a very light blossom, ‘a pale head’, but for two reasons it appears to be ‘heavy’.
Hughes may be suggesting that the snowdrop had a special armour, ‘metal’, to protect it during the harsh winter.
The snowdrop of the title may be a tender image for Ted Hughes’ wife, Silvia Plath.
www.skoool.ie /skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id=1257   (1224 words)

 HR and Payroll software and services from Snowdrop Systems
A team of competent professionals and HR/Payroll consultants, delivering HR and Payroll solutions to organisations who recognise the value of their human capital.
Through improved information capture, process automation and faster identification of problem areas and opportunities, HR can, for the first time, deliver true and meaningful benefits to the business.
Combine this with the motivational implications of a more informative and strategic HR service, and discover Snowdrop's full value.
www.snowdrop.com.au   (502 words)

 SNOWDROP - Online Information article about SNOWDROP
SNOWDROP, Galanthus nivalis, the best known representative of a small genus of the See also:
The snowdrop is a doubtful native of See also:
Other distinct species of snowdrop are the See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SIV_SOU/SNOWDROP.html   (1061 words)

 Elariia / EBPD Inc. :: Snowdrop
The graceful scent of our Snowdrop is combined with delicate touches of warm fruit notes and enhanced by wood, musk and hazelnut.
The graceful scent of our Snowdrop is combined with delicate touches of warm fruit notes (Orange and Mandarin) and enhanced by a hint of wood musk touched by a drop of Hazelnut.
The graceful scent of our Snowdrop is combined with delicate touches of warm fruit notes and enhanced by wood and musk.
www.elariia.com /home.php?cat=16   (385 words)

 Yarn Harlot: The Snowdrop, herself.
The snowdrop arrived swiftly and safely, my friend having the decency to deliver her in daylight hours so that I only missed a few hours of sleep.
It was with absolutely incredible joy that I wrapped all 8lbs 11oz of her in her shawl, and noted that my friend Teresa's work was infinitely finer than mine.
We are at the snowdrop stage here north of Edmonton, the snow dropped for 3 days and sits 6 inches deep in my yard.
www.yarnharlot.ca /blog/archives/2004/04/17/the_snowdrop_herself.html   (2091 words)

 Wheddon Cross and Cutcombe community website on Exmoor - Snowdrop Valley
This hidden valley is owned by the Badgworthy Land Company and is an ESA (Environmentally Sensitive Area) and situated on the River Avill.
Over the last few years the Exmoor National Park Authority has run a very successful Park and Ride scheme from Wheddon Cross to Snowdrop Valley enabling visitors to reach the valley without having to take their cars down the narrow country lanes that lead to it.
If you are planning to visit Snowdrop Valley why not return to the area and spend a few days walking The Coleridge Way, 36 miles through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, Brendon Hills and Exmoor.
www.wheddoncross.org.uk /snowdropvalley.htm   (287 words)

 Gund Snowdrop
Soft caramel colored fur and creamy vanilla accents are wonderful characteristics about Snowdrop, but his sweet disposition will warm your heart.
He is exactly the right size for squeezing, and is positively adorable.
Ready for snow-time fun, Snowdrop wears his favorite crimson and forest green hat that has tassels for him to tug on and spots for his ears to poke through.
bearst.com /snowdrop.html?rss   (174 words)

Snowdrop is my ugly-duckling experimental project that nevertheless deserves a mention.
It is meant to provide a reliable, difficult to remove watermarking scheme for plain text documents and C sources so that leaks can be conclusively and verifiably tracked down to a particular recipient, should the watermarked document ever go public.
Snowdrop employs redundant steganography using four different logical channels, and should be prone to many modifications, including reformatting, spell checking and so on - a round of sed, fold and indent is not a problem.
lcamtuf.coredump.cx   (2755 words)

 Amazon.com: The First Snowdrop (Signet Regency Romance): Books: Mary Balogh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It was the case with The First Snowdrop.
And when he tries to seduce her, she barely resists, as if she had no knowledge at all of the consequences - yet we learn later in the book that she's got the education of a lady.
In the beginning, his behaviour is distasteful, but anger could indeed have driven him to be so cold with Anne, and for a good part of the book I kept hoping that he was a tortured hero hiding dark secrets that would be healed by love.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0451145933?v=glance   (1305 words)

 Anemone sylvestris - Snowdrop Anemone
Picture your woods in spring with drifts of pink Phlox, blue Phlox, yellow Poppies, and white fragrant Snowdrop Anemones.
The dainty 11/2 inch nodding Buttercup shaped flowers are solitary on 10 to 18 inch stems over clumps of deeply lobed leaves.
Please tell us how we can improve, or if there are other plants you wish we carried.
www.sunlightgardens.com /pages/1011.html   (81 words)

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