The invasion of the Goths and the death of Decius put an end to the abortive attempt.
In these instances most of the flowers were abortive, but a few were fertile, which he attributes to the dust of the apices having been wafted by the wind from other plants.
The attempt proved abortive; Meagher was arrested in August, and in October was tried for high treason before a special commission at Clonmel.
The spreading branches have a tendency to assume a tortuous form, owing to the central shoots becoming abortive, and the growth thus being continued laterally, causing a zigzag development, more exaggerated in old trees and those standing in From Kotschy, op. cit.
These proposals were rendered abortive by the unflinching use of the queen's prerogative.