crown-of-the-field

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crown-of-the-field European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crown-of-the-field The corn-cockle, Agrostemma Githago.
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Usage

In literature:

Here she found poor King Lear, wandering about the fields, wearing a crown of nettles and weeds.
"Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare" by E. Nesbit
Solitude, star-crowned, pacing the fields of England, has a dialogue with Seclusion.
"The Longest Journey" by E. M. Forster
The field occupied one of the swelling knolls of the landscape; his brake was set this day on the very crown of a hill.
"The Reign of Law" by James Lane Allen
This field of yellow reminds one of the riches of her mines; and this Crown!
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
Despite Neil's absence from Erskine Field, preparation for the crowning conflict of the year went on with vigor and enthusiasm.
"Behind the Line" by Ralph Henry Barbour
The harvest fields of freedom shall be crowned with sunny sheen.
"Leaves of Life" by Margaret Bird Steinmetz
The red crown signifies "the field of blood," as the Hebrews have it.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
The Fifth-of-the-Line had immortalized itself that day, adding to the fame it had gained upon a hundred fields, an imperishable crown.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Was it possible that the sordid epic of their lives must be capped by the crowning insult, the Poormaster and the Pauper's Field?
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Hattie's was the Field of Learning, and she stood, with obstacles trod under heel, crowned with honours.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
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In poetry:

I roam these woods that nature crowns
With splendor's glow;
Where the company of trees look down
On fields below.
"October" by Frank Barbour Coffin
He had been an Afric chieftain,
Worn his manhood as a crown;
But upon the field of battle
Had been fiercely stricken down.
"The Dying Bondman" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Fame has never crowned a hero
On the crimson fields of strife,
Grander, nobler, than that pilot
Yielding up for us his life.
"The Dying Bondman" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Behold! sad emblem of thy state,
The flowers that paint the field;
Or trees that crown the mountain's brow,
And boughs and blossoms yield.
"The Complaint of Nature" by John Logan
"Tira autumn sun your shadow's flung, my Cahill,
Upon the field where now your reapmg's done,
Lo, there! And lo! Your reaper's wreath of rushes
Is on your forehead like a kingly crown.
"King Cahill's Farewell To The Rye Field" by Padraic Colum
Her words the hope of nations crown,
And stir brave boyhood with their leaven,
Her patriot fire
Wakes noble ire,
She wastes in gracious deeds, like one
Whose heart is on the fields of heaven.
"A Soldier's Mother" by Annie Adams Fields

In news:

A year ago at Nelson Field House, the Penn State wrestling team kicked off its 2010-2011 campaign with a 41-3 thumping of the Bloomsburg Huskies that eventually led to the Lions winning the Division I NCAA crown.
I have lived in Tusten all of my life and grew up attending the Narrowsburg Fire Departments festivities that included a parade, a field day with all the trimmings of a large fair, chicken BBQ and the crowning jewel of the fireworks display.
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