Sentence Examples with the word alight

Terminating the short annual shoot which bears a whorl of four or more leaves below the flower; in this and in some species of the nearly allied genus Trillium (chiefly temperate North America) the flowers have a fetid smell, which together with the dark purple of the ovary and stigmas and frequently also of the stamens and petals, attracts carrion-loving flies, which alight on the stigma and then climb the anthers and become dusted with pollen; the pollen is then carried to the stigmas of another flower.

The flowers contain no honey and are visited by pollen-seeking insects, which alight on the broad stigmatic surface.

At Rome the fire in the temple of Vesta) was kept alight continuously, tended by the king or members of his family (cf.

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To them, under the name of Lares, it was the solemn preoccupation of male descendants to offer food and sacrifice and to keep alight the hearth fire which cooked the offerings.

The fungus-spores, from some diseased plant, alight on the stigma of the flower, and germinate there along with the pollen-grains.

Night after night the geese came lumbering in the dark with a clangor and a whistling of wings, even after the ground was covered with snow, some to alight in Walden, and some flying low over the woods toward Fair Haven, bound for Mexico.

Bacteria of various kinds which alight upon their surfaces begin to fructify in abundance, but are rapidly destroyed as they burrow deeply.

Besides the administration of sacraments and the celebration of offices on special occasions, the priest kept alight the eternal fire on the altar, addressed prayers to the Sun at dawn, midday and twilight, turning towards east, south and west respectively.

She climbed into the back of the Jeep, shooing Cynthia from having to alight to fold down the front seat.

These are scattered over the field and alight on other flowering wheat plants.