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    mimosa thorn

    Hello everyone,

    In the growing day, not a breath of dust stirred the wild grass and mimosa thorn. The bird shifted a little, an alignment of patient grace, as the dismounted horseman watched and listened.

    Why does the author use "mimosa thorn" and not "mimosa thorns". Does it imply that there was only one mimosa plant in the grass?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by KLPNO; 16-Aug-2013 at 14:37.

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    Re: mimosa thorn

    Not to me- it suggests an area or patch of them.

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    Re: mimosa thorn

    Do they have a little mimosa bush in the airplane's galley?

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