sweet violet

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sweet violet

indicates a modest temperament. [Flower Symbol-ism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
See: Modesty
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Then why won't my Little Blue Violet admit that he doesn't know how much seven times seven is, or twenty-seven minus eighteen?
Endangered Species Act, now remaining in only a few sites due to habitat loss and the loss of the butterfly's host plant, the western blue violet.
As with other blue laser formats (and like HD-DVD), BD technology utilizes a shorter wavelength--405 nanometer blue violet laser--that, when combined with a higher numerical aperture and tighter track pitch, enables greatly improved bit density on the 120mm disc.
Use early blue violet for a button nose, dotted blazing star for a medium size nose, or purple prairie clover for a big honker.
In fact the muted colors of the red, black, brownish yellow, brown, pink, green, and blue violet forms were not applied with a brush or a palette knife, nor were they printed.