The dead stick
is there to win a stare-down with a fish that otherwise always wins.
Concentrating on reaching the field and making a good dead stick
landing, the pilot could not tell how much of this plane was burning.
I have also bought some oriental purple radish seeds and two blueberry bushes, which look exactly like dead sticks
, although the picture on the boxes showed lush, heavily-cropping plants.
They will use the dead sticks
as support material in both their lodges and dams.
In spring you'll start to see growth on the canes as the buds come to life, but until then they'll remain looking worryingly like a row of dead sticks
Branches and dead sticks
fell to the ground as he moved up the belays.
My grapes are just dead sticks
in the ground and the strawberries really have me stumped.
The bushes that had looked like dead sticks
now had tender new shoots sprouting at the bottom.