from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A contrivance for holding together the stems of cut flowers, whether held in the hand or secured to the dress.
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I should have expected to see a simple statue of the hero in the act of breaking a horseshoe or rolling up a silver plate into a bouquet-holder, according to the Guy-Livingstone habits in which he appears to have passed his life, and was more surprised than edified at sight of the large allegorical family with which the sculptor has endowed him.
It really often looked like they did, for, morning and evening, at her milking, her nose, instead of her hand, served as bouquet-holder.
Why do civic wood-rangers choose the ailantus-tree for a bouquet-holder to the close-pent inhabitants of towns?
This boils up once, and is then poured into a delicate little china cup half the size of an after-dinner coffee-cup, and for a saucer you have what resembles a miniature bouquet-holder of silver or gilt filigree.
Her heart began to beat faster than it had ever beaten in her young life, her hand closed upon her bouquet-holder with a nervous strength; she turned her face to the stage in the curious, excited, happy, and yet fearing tremor that took possession of her in a second.
"Doctor, I believe I have dropped my bouquet-holder.
"Will you take the bouquet-holder that I chose the other week for