or on cars
or on the ground
I noticed a tree or two that dropped its leaves still green
Mostly, though, the leaves are golden before they fall.
Carex lurida is a large tufted wetland sedge. The narrow leaves are a bright yellow green and about 1’ long. In late spring stiff triangular culms rise above the foliage to 3’ bearing chartreuse bottlebrush shaped spikes. Attractive warm brown seed spikes follow. This bold sedge flourishes in sun or part sun in damp or wet sites. Carex lurida and other wetland sedges host caterpillars of Eyed Brown Butterflies and several species of Skippers and moths. Many wetland birds feed on the seed. The Sedge Wren feeds and nests in sites dominated by wetland sedges.This sedge has numerous common names. It is sometimes called lurid sedge due to the shockingly unexpected yellow color of the foliage and seed spikes. Some references call it sallow sedge again due to its yellowish “complexion”. Others call it shallow sedge perhaps in error or perhaps due to its ability to grow in shallow water.Now, this was not my understanding of "lurid", but Skeat's Concise Dictionary of English Etymology says
Lurid, wan, gloomy. (L.) L. luridus, pale yellow, wan. Perhaps allied to Gk. χλωρός, green; see Chlorine.The OED gives "pale and dismal" the priority, with citations beginning in the 17th Century. For "Shining with a red glow or glare" , the first citation is from the end of the 18th Century, and the figurative sense in which I have always known it to be used has a first citation from 1850.
my $original = '5218.94';
my $x100 = $original * 100;
my $x100_sprintfd = sprintf '%010d', $original * 100;
my $sprintfd_no_x100 = sprintf '%010d', 521894;
Original -> $original
Times 100 -> $x100
Times 100, sprintfd -> $x100_sprintfd
Sprintfd, not Times 100 -> $sprintfd_no_x100
Original -> 5218.94This happens with Perl 5.10, 5.16, and 5.22, I find. Oddly enough, the format specifier '010.0f' does not round down. No doubt the mechanics of it are there to find in the source code, which is available on the internet. But I don't know that I could track this down, and I do know that I haven't time to try. The workaround, which I arrived at before coming up with this script, is to do the multiplication within the database query, rather than outside.
Times 100 -> 521894
Times 100, sprintfd -> 0000521893
Sprintfd, not Times 100 -> 0000521894
(My italics.) The Italians was published in 1964; the edition I have was printed in 1996.Very few then are the rules which can help an Italian plot his course and steer a safe line in a country which has never really accepted the moral teaching of feudalism, and in which society, the law and State have feeble powers. He must defend himself. He begins early by being his own school-teacher (most schools are inadequate) and professor (universities are poor, backward, and badly run). Later he must be his own journalist (published new of internal affairs can be so biased that to rely on them is to court disaster), his own literary, film, art, and drama critic (reviews rarely reflect the worth of the film, book, or drama, but a number of factors, the personal relation between author and critic, their respective political parties, relative ages, philosophical bias, and so forth), his own strategic expert in times of war (nobody will tell him who is winning and when to run until too late), and his own fiscal expert (to distinguish which are the taxes to be paid fully, which only in part, and which to be ignored altogether). He must at times be his own lawyer, policeman, and judge. In short, his security depends not on the combined exertions of his countrymen to which he should add his own but mostly on his individual capacities and native shrewdness.