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1  "'Tis in the heath, but no furze," said the turf-cutter.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
2  "Scrape up a few stray locks of furze, and make a blaze, so that we can see who the man is," said Fairway.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
3  He was, indeed, walking with a will over the furze, as straight as a line, as if his life depended upon it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
4  They came from a part of the heath a quarter of a mile to the rear, where furze almost exclusively prevailed as a product.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
5  The site of the fire was now merely a circle of ashes flecked with red embers and sparks, the furze having burnt completely away.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
6  The masses of furze and heath to the right and left were dark as ever; a mere half-moon was powerless to silver such sable features as theirs.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
7  Every individual was so involved in furze by his method of carrying the faggots that he appeared like a bush on legs till he had thrown them down.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
8  When the scratching of the furze against their leggings had fainted upon the ear, Wildeve returned to the room where he had left Thomasin and her aunt.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 5 Perplexity among Honest People
9  Some made themselves busy with matches, and in selecting the driest tufts of furze, others in loosening the bramble bonds which held the faggots together.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
10  The banks meeting behind were bare of a hedge, save such as was formed by disconnected tufts of furze, standing upon stems along the top, like impaled heads above a city wall.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
11  The performance was that of bringing together and building into a stack the furze faggots which Humphrey had been cutting for the captain's use during the foregoing fine days.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
12  The loads were all laid together, and a pyramid of furze thirty feet in circumference now occupied the crown of the tumulus, which was known as Rainbarrow for many miles round.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
13  Their skirts were scratched noisily by the furze, their shoulders brushed by the ferns, which, though dead and dry, stood erect as when alive, no sufficient winter weather having as yet arrived to beat them down.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road
14  They formed a very comely picture of love at full flush, as they walked along the valley that late afternoon, the sun sloping down on their right, and throwing their thin spectral shadows, tall as poplar trees, far out across the furze and fern.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 5 Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues
15  This brought her to a spot in which the green bottom of the dale began to widen, the furze bushes to recede yet further from the path on each side, till they were diminished to an isolated one here and there by the increasing fertility of the soil.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
16  Acoustic pictures were returned from the darkened scenery; they could hear where the tracts of heather began and ended; where the furze was growing stalky and tall; where it had been recently cut; in what direction the fir-clump lay, and how near was the pit in which the hollies grew; for these differing features had their voices no less than their shapes and colours.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
17  His eyes had first opened thereon; with its appearance all the first images of his memory were mingled, his estimate of life had been coloured by it: his toys had been the flint knives and arrow-heads which he found there, wondering why stones should "grow" to such odd shapes; his flowers, the purple bells and yellow furze: his animal kingdom, the snakes and croppers; his society, its human haunters.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
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