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  • Polly writes that her mother intends to complete her Ph.D. once her youngest child, Rosy, is in school.

    Madeleine L'Engle and Women in Science

  • Ryland’s wife, Rosy, is at the fabric store with their daughter, Maggie, who’s getting married next month.

    Excerpt: Yellowcake by Ann Cummins

  • Rebecca Hoffberger, director of the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, said the adolescent tone of some Internet SARS art also echoed folk art of the past, noting that the nursery rhyme "Ring Around the Rosy" is thought to have originated in the 14th century as a humorous description of the fatal progression of the bubonic plague.

    Boing Boing: June 15, 2003 - June 21, 2003 Archives

  • Little Rosy is completely unprepared for the life she will find awaiting her in England, isolated in a crumbling, dilapidated manor house, dominated by Sir Nigel’s vile temper and the cruel abetting of her mother-in-law.

    Not Ugly Betty « Tales from the Reading Room

  • I don’t wear much makeup, but love her sheer lipstick in Rosy and tinted moisturizer.

    Makeup makes my world go ’round « Bored Mommy

  • And Rosy is just a dear heart and a lot of fun – I wish I could see more of her (despite the fact that we work in the same town, and live only a village apart – that’s life for you!).

    The Honest Scrap Meme « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Doing this with Rosy is going to be so much fun, and I’m hoping it will be invigorating.

    The Honest Scrap Meme « Tales from the Reading Room

  • There’s a great sense of the value of community in Rosy Thornton’s novels, very clear in Hearts and Minds, where the Cambridge college is seen (quite rightly) as a big, bickering, loyal family.

    December Comfort « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Meanwhile, another mama squirrel I will call Rosy not because she was Rosy but that was her colour and like Rosanne on TV, would knock down people need be for her kids.

    Squirrel Time: A spring visit to the new mothers

  • Its very title suggests Rosicrucian tradition, a bundle of mystical and magical doctrine deriving from Father Christian Rosenkreuz or Rosicross and highlighted by the title The Rosy Cross—Lyrics that Yeats gave to the decorated manuscript collection from which it comes.

    Under The Moon

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