Agency officials made first contact with the sere trainers during April 2002, not long after Abu Zubaydah was captured.
sere training techniques are legitimate tools for training our people.
Each branch of the services established its own sere program, the Air Force at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington.
There is no winter interval or sleep for the vegetation, no period of the sere and yellow leaf, as with us in the colder north.
There is no sere and yellow leaf here—fruits and flowers are perennial.
But it is a rare tree that will bear transplanting in the sere and yellow leaf of advanced age.
The skies they were ashen and sober, and the leaves they were crisped and sere.
The millions that around us are rushing into life, cannot always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests.
The dead grass and the dead leaves made a sere, yellow world.
I wanted you to see them at their best; they are just turning now, and in another week, I fear, will be faded and sere.
Old English sear "dried up, withered, barren," from Proto-Germanic *sauzas (cf. Middle Low German sor, Dutch zoor), from PIE root *saus- "dry" (cf. Sanskrit susyati "dries, withers;" Old Persian uška- "dry" (adj.), "land" (n.); Avestan huška- "dry;" Latin sudus "dry"). A good word now relegated to bad poetry. Related to sear. Sere month was an old name for "August."
The entire sequence of ecological communities successively occupying an area from the initial stage to the climax community. See more at succession.