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  • I didn't get a picture of one of my favorites, carefree delight, a sprawling pink shrub rose with tons of scent and tiny wild-rose style single blossoms.

    a rose is a rose is a rose

  • A waitress with wild-rose cheeks and a busy step brought Orange Pekoe and lemon for her, Ceylon and Russian Caravan tea and a jug of clotted cream for him, with a pile of cinnamon buns.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • Now, above the pale wild-rose of her cheeks her black eyes danced with a mischievous glee; for she believed her husband intended swinging his leg noiselessly over the sill and creeping up to startle

    Australia Felix

  • A faint, wild-rose flush warmed her cheeks and she lowered her eyes.

    The Mummy Case

  • But I liked to see her, as she cantered past my door on her pony, the gold tendrils thick clustered about her throat and under the brim of her black hat, and her bright blue eyes sparkling with the keen air, and a real wild-rose bloom on her smiling face.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • He looked across the tiny garden, and the lane, to a wild-rose hedge; fragile pink blossoms swayed gently in the breeze.

    Antony Gray,—Gardener

  • When ploughing the fields it was with regret he turned under the lovely wild flowers and the wild-rose bushes, and it often struck his fancy to transplant them from the fields to the roadside where they blessed the eyes of the wayfarer.

    Brook Farm

  • Cherry and apple trees drooped over the wall; these had ceased blossoming, but a tangle of wild-rose bushes was all ablush.

    Different Girls

  • The keen frosty air had brought a tinge of wild-rose to her cheeks, and a sparkle to her eyes; and the animation of her expression hid the very slight traces of mental distress which at a less favourable moment might have been evident to a searching scrutiny.

    The Making of a Soul

  • He swept her up off her feet and kissed her till her cheeks were wild-rose pink, very becoming with her fluffy aureole of snow-white hair.

    Every Man for Himself

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