In botany, a plant shoot consists of any plant stem together with its appendages, leaves and lateral buds, flowering stems, and flower buds. The new growth from seed germination that grows upward is a shoot where leaves will develop. In the spring, perennial plant shoots are the new growth that grows from the ground in herbaceous plants or the new stem or flower growth that grows on woody plants. In everyday speech, shoots are often synonymous with stems. Stems, which are an integral component of shoots, provide an axis for buds, fruits, and leaves. Young shoots are often eaten by animals because the fibers in the new growth have not yet completed secondary cell wall development, making the young shoots softer and easier to chew and digest. As shoots grow and age, the cells develop secondary cell walls that have a hard and tough structure. Some plants (e.g. bracken) produce toxins that make their shoots inedible or less palatable.
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A large pipe or channel to lead away water, dirt, ballast, shot, &c., is called a shoot. The overfalls of a river, where the stream is narrowed by its banks, whether naturally or artificially, especially the arches of a bridge, constitute a shoot.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shoots is ranked #52970 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Shoots surname appeared 391 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Shoots.
50.6% or 198 total occurrences were White.
40.6% or 159 total occurrences were Black.
4.3% or 17 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
3% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.2% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of shoots in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of shoots in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Over the years we've developed a large number of contacts, particularly through the archives in the East, which enabled us to approach these people, it's incredibly labor intensive and incredibly expensive. In order to find one perpetrator, one person who pulls the trigger and shoots people, researchers have to go through the original SS records and trawl through thousands and thousands of names. They've got to compare them against trial records. They've often got to go to the Russian archives to see whether any of these people were prosecuted. Then they've got to go through phone books in Germany. They've got to try and trace relatives and so on….
A tree shouldn't be so busy creating branches that it forgets its roots, shoots and fruits.
Roots creep under the ground to make a firm foundation. Shoots seems new and small, but to reach the light they can break through brick walls.
The gun is good. The penis is evil. The penis shoots seeds, and makes new life to poison the earth with a plague of men, as once it was. But the gun shoots death, and purifies the earth of the filth of brutals. Go forth... and kill!
He that would build lastingly must lay his foundation low. The proud man, like the early shoots of a new-felled coppice, thrusts out full of sap, green in leaves, and fresh in colour, but bruises and breaks with every wind, is nipped with every little cold, and, being top-heavy, is wholly unfit for use. Whereas the humble man retains it in the root, can abide the winter?s killing blast, the ruffling concussions of the wind, and can endure far more than that which appears so flourishing.
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