Shell flower

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shell flower (Bot) Same as Turtlehead.
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Usage

In literature:

He always had patience to explain every shell, leaf, bird, and flower I asked about.
"Laddie" by Gene Stratton Porter
But he would play with flowers or bright shells, or bits of coral, making vague patterns with them on the sward.
"The Blue Lagoon" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
For they shall shell the shrub's delicious fruit, Whose flower they in the spring so much had feared.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Their hands were full of flowers and shells as they stood hesitatingly watching the couple.
"The Crusade of the Excelsior" by Bret Harte
There were specimens of stones, and shells, and moss, and grass, and dried flowers.
"The Pearl Box" by A Pastor
In the flowers, in the shells, in the stars of the night.
"The California Birthday Book" by Various
And we'll say a fair adieu to the flowers that are seen, With shells of silver sown in radiancy between.
"The Death-Wake" by Thomas T Stoddart
The cemetery, furrowed by shells, contains fresh graves covered with flowers.
"The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915" by Various
In amongst the blackened flowers, a 16-inch shell had left a hole of fifty feet diameter.
"Golden Lads" by Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
There was a great deal of lavender growing about and numerous pretty flowers, and we found many shells in that place.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
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In poetry:

I do not mark the shell that lies
Beneath the touching flowers;
I only see the radiant eyes
Of other scenes and hours.
"Robert Parkes" by Henry Kendall
And all about the softening air
Of new-born sweetness tells,
And the ungathered May-flowers wear
The tints of ocean shells.
"The Friend’s Burial" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Where her feet, rosy as a shell, have grazed
The freshened grass, a richer emerald glows:
Into each flower-cup
Her cool dews she distills.
"Fog" by Emma Lazarus
Sees some dim shadow of the Power
“Which vein'd the shell and shaped the flower;
“And said to wisdom, work, and pelf,
“Beauty is precious for itself!”
"The Butterfly And The Fairies" by Menella Bute Smedley
A rosary of stars, love! a prayer as we glide,
And a whisper in the wind, and a murmur on the tide!
And we'll say a fair adieu to the flowers that are seen,
With shells of silver sown in radiancy between.
"The Death-Wake, Or Lunacy - Chimera II" by Thomas Stoddart
Then, like a child from whom an older child
Forces its gathered treasures,
Its beads and shells and strings of withered flowers,
Tokens of recent pleasures,
The soul must lose in eyes weeping and wild
Those prints of vanished hours.
"Memory" by Edward Shanks

In news:

Basket weaves, petals, flowers, clam shells, and stars were some of the techniques the Ravenous Couple learned at the Wilton School of Decorating and Confectionary Arts.
Every other rhododendron flower holds a tiny bee, just the way each macaroni shell in pasta e fagioli eventually holds a bean.
Some of my heirloom roses — shell-pink 'Souvenir de la Malmaison,' for instance — are finishing their third round of fragrant flowers.
Bugs, Flower, Shells and Other pretty little things.
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