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  • flora and fauna of the region
  • He studied the flora of southern California.
  • There may be many types of flora, but only the resident soil and climate provide for them, either richly or poorly or with indifference.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The friends of my childhood—Flora, the rag doll, and Rosamunde, the wooden doll in the gown with seven flounces—nestled in their basket.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted

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  • "Turn, dear," said Flora Baumbach, the dressmaker, who lived and worked in a smaller apartment on the second floor.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • So in the first weeks of school we began a zoo in the classroom, scoured the forest for various types of flora and fauna, planted a garden that would eventually be a cooperative, and took a deliriously happy walk through the woods to the beach, where we gathered sea animals washed ashore and swam fully clothed in the afternoon surf.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In the front hall, alongside the Queen, hangs a portrait of Dame Flora MacLeod with her two bagpipe-playing grandsons, posed outside Dunvegan Castle.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • And fingering the hair back out of his eyes, he recited, "Thou daughter of the King of bright-lit mansions
    On the night that our wedding is on us,
    If living man I be in Duntulm,
    I will go bounding to thee with gifts.
    Thou wilt get a hundred badgers, dwellers in banks,
    A hundred brown otters, natives of streams,
    A hundred silver trout, rising from their pools …."
    And on through a remarkable list of the flora and fauna of the Isles.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • You need to judge how they handle the ride, the mount, and most who book here want some color, if you understand me, some talk of the area, the history, even flora and fauna.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Flora Belle Buckman was in her room at her desk.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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  • His siblings would recall him careening about, hurdling flora, fauna, and furniture.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • "There he was, talking about the post-volcanic flora and I puked right on him," Kim told me in homeroom the next day.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Many of the entries in the brief, perplexing diary recovered with the body were terse observations of flora and fauna, which fueled speculation that McCandless was a field biologist.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • On the other hand, the aboriginal people of Australia regarded as sacred the region and the flora around Ayers Rock.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Central Africa is a rowdy society of flora and fauna that have managed to balance together on a trembling geologic plate for ten million years: when you clear off part of the plate, the whole slides into ruin.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • These algae are a genuine prodigy of creation, one of the wonders of world flora.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • And it draws the connection between a minor destabilization in seasonal flora and the insignificant destruction of a black girl.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • This area is home to an abundance of flora and wildlife including elk, bear, deer, and mountain goat.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • And could such a selection over a very long period of time create new species of flora and fauna?
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • And Brown, in the mid-April lull between midterms and finals, is bursting with flora on the freshly cut main green and students convinced that they are, finally, at their best.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Millennia ago, when Danu Talis sank beneath the waves, a few of the Elders were able to rescue some of the flora and fauna and transplant it to other lands.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • "Oh, just the local flora and fauna," Kate said, closing her notebook.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Mrs. Nightwing is prattling on about the different flora on the path.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • And they would in fact buy medicines and equipment and more flora for Paul to plant around the growing medical complex on the hillside in Cange.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The flora here did not wait long to reclaim any land that was left unguarded.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • floras and Hobber had no part of this, did they?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Everything they needed to restore the peoples of the Earth, and the flora, and the fauna.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • I don’t suppose you’ve got an off planet flora expert you can lend me while you’re at it.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Waterfalls played musically among the flora in the reception area of the city’s most exclusive salon.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Now here she was, somehow making the cosmic leap of logic from dead flora in a pot to living fauna in the pet classifieds.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • I am not speaking of transplanted Terran flora and fauna — our stuff moves in and brushes the native stuff aside.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Many of our names for common fauna and flora are unknown to him save as strange Americanisms, /e. g./, /terrapin/, /moose/, /persimmon/, /gumbo/, /egg-plant/, /alfalfa/, /sweet-corn/, /sweet-potato/ and /yam/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Lady Bruton stood by Miss Parry’s chair, a spectral grenadier, draped in black, inviting Peter Walsh to lunch; cordial; but without small talk, remembering nothing whatever about the flora or fauna of India.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • Clara spoke to the child all the time, not in baby talk but in perfect Spanish, as if she were conversing with a grown-up, the same way she addressed plants and animals; she was convinced that if she had had such good results with flora and fauna, there was no reason why it should not work with her own child.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Huge papier-maché flora hung in varying shades of green splendor among sequin-dusted branches and rocks.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • That Miss Flora Millar, the lady who had caused the disturbance, has actually been arrested.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Flora Lou and Cleontine let the doors fly open and the words tumble out while I type as fast as I can, asking them every five minutes to please, please, slow down.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • "I was Flora Hernandez," she said.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Never had Flora, the fresh and smiling goddess of gardeners, been honored with a purer or more scrupulous worship than that which was paid to her in this little enclosure.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Fritz, prepare the guns, and tie up Flora so that she will not follow us.’
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • He had composed and published a Flora of the Environs of Cauteretz, with colored plates, a work which enjoyed a tolerable measure of esteem and which sold well.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "She certainly did, Miss Cuthbert," corroborated Flora Jane earnestly.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • —…. to Flora’s lips did hie.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The leading members of ToHMAS were mostly women, among them Esme, Cha Cha, Amelia, Yvonne, and Flora.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Beth was worried by the confusion of her closet and the difficulty of learning three or four songs at once, and Amy deeply regretted the damage done her frock, for Katy Brown’s party was to be the next day and now like Flora McFlimsey, she had ’nothing to wear’.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • That squared with Aaron Flora’s view.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • I want to avenge Rebecca and Flora MacIvor and Minna, and all the rest of the dark unhappy ones.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • These your unusual weeds to each part of you Do give a life,—no shepherdess, but Flora Peering in April’s front.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • To watch, teach, "form" little Flora would too evidently be the making of a happy and useful life.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • Waverley was new to Flora MacIvor; but then she did not fall in love with him.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
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