cushion flower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cushion flower tall straggling shrub with large globose crimson-yellow flowers; western Australia
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Usage

In literature:

Flowers, incense, gleaming tapers, velvet cushions embroidered with gold, were everywhere.
"Vendetta" by Honore de Balzac
Along the sides of the room were flower-beds, interspersed with cushions for repose.
"The Coming Race" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Candles lighted, the fire burning; cushions thrown on the floor in front of it and strewn with flowers!
"Five Tales" by John Galsworthy
Past us came the season's stream of carriages, the women resting against the cushions looking like finely cultivated flowers.
"The Untilled Field" by George Moore
In autumn the steeps are gay with crimson cushion-like masses of rata flowers, or the white blooms of the ribbon-wood and koromiko.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
The cushions were of white silk embroidered with scarlet flowers.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
They'll need some jars for wild flowers and cushions and little things like that.
"Kit of Greenacre Farm" by Izola Forrester
She began to hate the soft cushions and the delicate silks and the endless flowers scenting the heavy air.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
It was surrounded by cushions and placed in a flower-filled carriage.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
It ran through the forest, its edges skirted with rows of flowers, and its banks cushioned with every variety of moss.
"Seven Little People and their Friends" by Horace Elisha Scudder
Upon her brightly flowered chintz cushions Dolly lay like the shadow of her former self.
"Vagabondia" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
It is pillow-made, the flowers being made on the cushion and afterwards united by coarse and few brides.
"Chats on Old Lace and Needlework" by Emily Leigh Lowes
More grass and flowers were put in the bottom of the basket with the marked stone, the lamb upon this cushion, and the cover fastened on.
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
No garden, no flowers, no pretty verandahs, nor cushions.
"Our Moslem Sisters" by Annie Van Sommer
There was a cushion to be warmed to be placed at her feet; orange-flower water to be prepared for her night drink.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
It was a large bow window, with a window-seat cushioned in flowered chintz.
"The High Heart" by Basil King
With these men's fortune she bought jewels, bed-cushions, rare perfumes, flowered robes, and four slaves.
"Ancient Manners" by Pierre Louys
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In poetry:

Art thou late fruit of spicy savor and scent?
A funeral vase awaiting tearful showers?
An Eastern odor, waste and oasis blent?
A silken cushion or a bank of flowers?
"L'Amour Du Mensonge" by John Hay
I paused where shadowy walls were hung with cloths of gold,
And tinted twilight streamed through storied panes above.
In lamplit alcoves deep as flowers when they unfold
Soft cushions called to rest and fragrant fumes to love.
"The Sultan's Palace" by Alan Seeger

In news:

A twinkling Christmas tree, ghoulish Halloween décor, flowered drapery, colorful foam-cushioned bar seating and a cozy patio lined with toilet planters make this Deep Ellum double wide one of the most unique party spots in Dallas.
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