Datura

[ US /dəˈtʊɹə/ ]
NOUN
  1. thorn apple
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How To Use Datura In A Sentence

  • In his instrumental music, he was renowned for his use of scordatura, or alternate string tunings.
  • Datura; and to such as are cold, the [4134] decoction of guiacum, China sarsaparilla, sassafras, the flowers of carduus benedictus, which I find much used by Montanus in his Consultations, Julius Anatomy of Melancholy
  • According to some accounts, zombies are fed a paste made from datura stramonium - the zombie's cucumber - that contains tropane alkaloids capable of inducing a psychotic state.
  • Two of the 1681 sonatas, #IV and #VI, employ scordatura effects in which individual strings (one or more) are tuned away from their neighbors by other than the usual interval of a fifth.
  • The Fifth Quartet, written in the late 1980s, incorporates canons, glissandi, scordatura, and quotations of ‘Fling Out the Banner, Let It Wave’ (also known as ‘I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day’).
  • I didn't take it, because anything that comes from jimson weed (and other datura relatives) has gotta be evil in my book. Boing Boing
  • In the second movement, concertmaster Christopher Warren-Green's realization of the scordatura violin writing is chillingly compelling.
  • P.of. G.M.P. Mwaluko presented a study on the use of Datura stramonium, which had been prompted by observation that the plant was added to local alcoholic brews. Chapter 10
  • There are a few mysterious exceptions, such as jimson weed (Datura wrightii) and desert milkweed (Asclepias erosa). Adaptations of desert plants
  • Tall perennials Joe Pye weed and what we call the tall sunflower, rudbeckia lanciniata are joined by a single volunteer Datura metal. Reposting of New Design-Part One-Why? « Fairegarden
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