Did you perchance mean pistols?
- n. Plural form of pistil.
“If we examine a perfect flower, we shall find that it consists essentially of two sets of organs, one called the pistils, the other the stamens.”
“There might be 500 pistils on the tree that we left, and we come and touch each of those, like a bee would accidentally touch them," says Mr. Bradford.”
“Two portraits of a pair of orchids, framed against textured curtains in the Bhavsars' loft, could pass for painted still-lifes: the vertical lines of the drapes are the backdrop against which the flowers bloom in their circular glory, captured close-up, with their stamens and pistils adding formal details that draw the viewer in.”
“I remember the very moment when the moonlight became a part of the flower's pistils.”
“The pistils often change from their blond color to become threads of amber.”
“Each flower is wrapped tightly in a drab sheath, from which it sends up a pair of hair-like tubes, pistils in search of the pollen that the artful gardener denies them.”
“Check out the tongue and the teeth made with stamens and pistils from the hibiscus flowers.”
“The tomb had white marble dado panels both inside and outside in the pishtaqs, which were decorated with flowers in relief, their details so precise and botanical—stamens, pistils, sepals, and petals—that they would fool many a man into thinking they represented some actual flowers grown in Hindustan and not, as was more often true, a fancy of the artist.”
“Well, at least we don't have the macho types here, brandishing their pistils as if they otherwise wouldn't stamen.”
“The racecourse looked battered and bedraggled at the end of the day: the scarlet petals of the tulips lay on the ground, leaving rows of naked pistils sticking forlornly up, and the bright rugs of grass were dusty grey and covered with litter.”
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