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Plant

The assets of a business including land, buildings, machinery, and all equipment permanently employed.
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Fixed Asset

An asset with a long-term useful life that a company uses to make its products or provide its services. Strictly speaking, a fixed asset is any asset that the company does not expect to sell for at least a year, but the term often refers to assets a company expects to have indefinitely. Common examples of fixed assets are real estate and factories, which a company holds for long periods of time.
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plant

large items of capital such as a PRODUCTION LINE or furnace used in production. See MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT, CAPITAL STOCK, FIXED ASSET.
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Thematically, this merger is represented by the "swaying" "peacefulness" of the "ocean" after its imagined merger with the flowers and the connections of the resulting "flower"-"ocean" to the ground by its "plantlike" "stem."
Thus, the "greatest of life's secrets" is that it is from the "dreams" of "the plantlike" (the female) in human beings that religion, poetry and art arise.
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His work is sometimes marred by its start-and-stop nature, but Kozias fine points are potent and true: vertiginous leans in tours en l'air and attitudes, contrasts such as bourrees rising to Fifth on pointe right through the feet, all plantlike pliancy, foiled by slack, emotionless arms, and an endless kiss that is all mouth, no limbs, the yearning to connect at odds with an environment that denies it.
Sleep can also be plantlike passivity: "We, plants" ("Limite/Grenzen").
Central to the aesthetic was organic fluidity, evoked by the plantlike or serpentine curves that are its hallmark.