bouquet


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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.
See also: Ornament

bouquet

The floral or foliated ornament forming the extreme top of a finial, knob, hip, or the like.
References in classic literature ?
This belief was changed into certainty when Franz saw the bouquet (conspicuous by a circle of white camellias) in the hand of a charming harlequin dressed in rose-colored satin.
The heroine of the bouquet kept her word; she gave Albert no sign of her existence the morrow or the day after.
So up I get, and cut such a bouquet of red camellias
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.
When I presented my bouquet, he gnashed his teeth with jealousy.
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.
Ladies met them with bouquets of flowers, and followed by the rushing crowd they went into the station.
There was ice cream, actually two dishes of it, pink and white, and cake and fruit and distracting french bonbons and, in the middle of the table, four great bouquets of hot house flowers.
At the two sides of the street, inclosing the cortege, marched the guards of the garrison, carrying bouquets in the barrels of their muskets and on the points of their lances.
Go when you will, you find it furnished with those bouquets and immortelles.
Animals with huge humps were feeding in the luxuriant prairies, and were half hidden, sometimes, in the tall grass; spreading forests in bloom redolent of spicy perfumes presented themselves to the gaze like immense bouquets; but, in these bouquets, lions, leopards, hyenas, and tigers, were then crouching for shelter from the last hot rays of the setting sun.