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moss (môs), small primitive
plant typified by tufted growth that is usually vertical; alternately considered
a member of the class Bryopsida or division Bryophyta (see BRYOPHYTE). Although
limited to moist habitats because they require water
for FERTILIZATION and lack a vascular system for absorbing water, mosses are
extremely hardy and grow nearly everywhere. The green
moss plant visible to the naked eye, seldom over 6 in. (15.2 cm) in height,
is the GAMETOPHYTE generation, which gives rise to the sporophyte generation.
Mosses have some importance in soil formation and provide food for certain animals.
SPHAGNUM, or peat moss, is commercially valuable as the main constituent of
PEAT. CLUB MOSS and SPANISH MOSS are unrelated to true moss.
Carrageenan is a common ingredient
in ice cream and toothpaste. Carrageenan is seaweed. A purple, edible
seaweed, also known as Irish moss, that's found along the coasts of Northern
Europe and North America. It's used as a suspending agent in foods, pharmaceuticals
and liquids, as a clarifying agent for beverages, and in controlling crystal
growth in frozen confections.
Toni Joy - guitar (later to form UOA - Universal
Order of Armageddon)
track - _Gravity
_ MP3 (160k)
off of _Moss Icon/Silver Bearing_ split 12"
on Vermin Scum
if you did not sing then I would not dream.
You are the shade breeze blowing the movers upstream."
On Earth, moss spores take root and send out tiny sprouts
known as protonemata. The sprouts grow in all directions to make a tangled mass
of moss growth. However, the moss that grew aboard Space Shuttle Columbia grew
in perfect, clockwise spirals that didn't look like any moss growth on Earth.
- Peat moss is so absorbant it can be used to dress
- Most animals donít eat moss. Itís hard to digest,
and it has little nutritional value. But reindeer fill up with lots
of moss, because the moss contains a special chemical that helps reindeer
keep their body fluids warm. When the reindeer make their yearly journey
across the icy Arctic region, the chemical keeps them from freezingómuch as
antifreeze keeps a car from freezing up in winter.
- Spanish moss is a bromeliad
- lo fi indie rock track _Spanish Moss_ MP3
by Smog off of _Came Blue/Spanish Moss_ 7" on Hausmusik (1997)
- painting _Icelandic
Moss_ by Max
Moss_ MP3 (256k)
by Whirling Merkabas off of _The Language
compilation on Ceiba
- 604 track _Petemoss_ by Sci Fly
vs. Tweek off of _Not My Cup Of Tea_
compilation on DeMon
- tribal ambient track _Moss Dance_
by Robert Rich off of _Numena_ on Linden (1993)
- ethno dub
jazz track _Mossman (Skank)_ MP3 (320k)
by Manasseh off of _Ekkocentric - The Ekko Remixes_ CDx2 on Interchill (2002)
- downtempo 604 track _Mossman (Zion Train Remix)_
by Zion Train
- track _Mossman (The New Deal Remix)_ MP3 (320k)
by The New Deal
- techno track _Moss Eisley (Chris Liebing Remix)_ MP3
by DJ Banti off of _Moss Eisley_ 12" on D3 #010 (1999)
- reference to Mos Eisley Space Port in _Star
- downtempo track _Retread Lightly_ MP3
by Moss off of _East Coast Chip Shop_ CD on Pork (1999)
- track _Mossman (Original Elongation)_ MP3
- IDM breakbeat track _Red Moss_ MP3 (320k)
by Boards Of Canada off of _Boc Maxima_ CD on Music70 #017 (1996)
- noise track _Tempura In Moss Garden (Frog
Variation 011101)_ MP3 (192k)(22:25)(31.5megs)
off of _A Taste Of_ CD on Mego (2002)
- lo fi post rock instrumental track _Mossbraeker_ MP3
by Broken Social Scene off of _Feel Good Lost_ on Noise Factory (2001)
track _Moist Moss_ MP3
by Locust off of _Weathered Well_ 12"x2 on Apollo (1994)