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nuptial

Zoology of or relating to mating
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But besides this domestic retinue, these distinguished nuptials were celebrated by the attendance of the high-born Normans, as well as Saxons, joined with the universal jubilee of the lower orders, that marked the marriage of two individuals as a pledge of the future peace and harmony betwixt two races, which, since that period, have been so completely mingled, that the distinction has become wholly invisible.
She was more alive to the disgrace which her want of new clothes must reflect on her daugher's nuptials, than to any sense of shame at her eloping and living with Wickham a fortnight before they took place.
All ye that love the Maypole, lend your voices to the nuptial song of the Lord and Lady of the May
That is not more than is spent at the nuptials of one of the most petty princes of Germany.
He was hailed as one risen from the dead, and his return was a signal for merriment almost equal to that which prevailed at the nuptials of M'Dougal.
Finally, she delivered it as the general result of her observation and experience, that those marriages in which there was least of what was romantically and sillily called love, were always the happiest; and that she anticipated the greatest possible amount of bliss--not rapturous bliss; but the solid, steady-going article--from the approaching nuptials.
Shortly after the nuptials, the Eagle said, "Fly off and bring me back the ostrich you promised me.
Hence was it that the good burghers of Romsey were all in the streets, that gay flags and flowers brightened the path from the nunnery to the church, and that a long procession wound up to the old arched door leading up the bride to these spiritual nuptials.
His reason for this was that it was taboo to the lesser sex of woman, and therefore, a refuge for him from Balatta, who grew more persecutingly and perilously loverly as the Southern Cross rode higher in the sky and marked the imminence of her nuptials.
Dear Miss Shirley," Miss Patty had written, "Maria and I were very much interested in hearing of your approaching nuptials.
About a year after his nuptials, there came into the world a lusty young baron, in whose honour a great many fireworks were let off, and a great many dozens of wine drunk; but next year there came a young baroness, and next year another young baron, and so on, every year, either a baron or baroness (and one year both together), until the baron found himself the father of a small family of twelve.
They did not positively announce imminent nuptials as far as I could make it out from her rather mysterious hints.