trailing

trailing

[treyl]
arbutus, trailing: see trailing arbutus.
or mayflower

Trailing evergreen plant (Epigaea repens) of the heath family, native to sandy or boggy, acidic woodlands of eastern North America. Its leaves are oblong and hairy, and its white, pink, or rosy flowers grow in dense clusters. It is grown in shady wildflower gardens and as ground cover in terraria.

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Trailing is a term used to describe the practice of writing poetry, where one person begins a poem and another person writes the second line, a third person the third, and so on. It is thought to have originated in the French Enlightenment when intellectuals used to trail for amusement at parties. It has largely been lost as a practice, although there are still groups that promote modern day trailing in various clubs and on a number of internet sites.

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