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bouquet

The decorative ornament at the top of a finial or other projection in a floral or foliated form; similar to the anthemion.
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bouquet

The floral or foliated ornament forming the extreme top of a finial, knob, hip, or the like.
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As for Albert, he was busily occupied throwing bouquets at a carriage full of Roman peasants that was passing near him.
He instantly rose and cast the remainder of the bouquets into the carriage.
So up I get, and cut such a bouquet of red camellias
When I find it I shall shed some tears on it, and stack up some bouquets and immortelles, and cart away from it some gravel whereby to remember that howsoever blotted by crime their lives may have been, these ruffians did one just deed, at any rate, albeit it was not warranted by the strict letter of the law.
Shaw did not laugh when he had read the sentimental verses accompanying the bouquet, and his face quite scared Polly, as he asked, angrily, "How long has this nonsense been going on?
Scarcely knowing what he did, Giovanni threw down the bouquet which he had hitherto held in his hand.
To counteract the audacity of this proceeding he led her to a bamboo sofa in a less secluded part of the conservatory, and sitting down beside her broke a lily-of-the-valley from her bouquet.
At six in the morning, I was in Covent Garden Market, buying a bouquet for Dora.
She could smell the big bouquet of lilacs, see the pink-flounced parasol, feel the stiffness of the starched buff calico and the hated prick of the black and yellow porcupine quills.
and putting out his hand to her bouquet and dropping his voice, he added, "You will be the prettiest there.
But he was back in a few moments, having discarded his broom and provided himself, from some mysterious source, with an exquisite bouquet of flowers.
Major O'Dowd declared was not near so large or handsome as her fawther's mansion of Glenmalony, an officer of rank, with an orderly behind him, rode up to the market, and descending from his horse, came amongst the flowers, and selected the very finest bouquet which money could buy.