“But in the time of Downton they would have definitely slept on a horsetail mattress,” he said.
I have reason to believe that these two horsetail thieves are taking shelter with some charcoal burners over near the river.
We have examples of the last-named class in the ferns, lycopods and horsetail plants.
It is named for the abundance of horsetail (Equisitum) found there.
He was only human, and you must forgive him if he told of his adventure with the horsetail thieves.
The real leaves of the horsetail are much reduced in size, and take very little part in the work of nutrition.
Mike's Head is probably a popular name for the rush of the Equisetum species, known as "horsetail."
A great comet streamed through the sky "like a horsetail," and it was well known that that meant pestilence or war.
One interesting point in connection with the cultivation of horsetail spores has been brought to light.
Another common type of Pennsylvanian vegetation was the so-called “horsetail” plant or giant rush.
A member of a genus, Equisetum, of seedless vascular plants having a jointed hollow stem and narrow, sometimes much reduced leaves. Plants extremely similar to modern horsetails are known from fossils 300 million years old. The horsetails are the last surviving members of the phylum Sphenophyta, which dominated the forests of the Devonian and Carboniferous periods.