In the competition for excess, it is also necessary for a candidate's handlers to denude every dime store within a hundred miles of its stock of red, white and blue balloons.
Around this time of year, my grandmother used to go out into her garden and denude her tomato plants with the tenacity of locusts: big or small, ripe or not.
It is nature's twilight zone, a place that has repulsed all human efforts to mine or farm it, or denude it with herds of cattle or flocks of sheep.
But an insect, the spruce budworm, has its own dynamic, periodically exploding in population, denuding trees, competing directly with the industry.
The city in the nature's very lap is being subjected to wanton denudation .
Hospitals and health centres are denuded of staff, equipment, power, and medicines.
Hardy and well-adapted, these plants help hold soil in place and revegetate lands denuded by wildfire or disturbed by mining.
The gritty, industrialized city that grew up around the mines spilled down the Hill onto the flats below, denuding the immediate surroundings through its processes of extraction and production.
They were denuding the sheep pastures of grass, turning once successful ranches into wastelands and reducing wool production by half.
The day was used to raise funds for the war effort and many trees were denuded in order to supply the many sprigs of wattle sold on that day.