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  • n. A shop that sells flowers


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  • Seven years ago today we took the leis from the florist's boxes and shook the water in which they were packaged onto the grass outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue.

    Joe Woodward: Joan Didion: Late in Life

  • The flower was beautifully presented with the florist's paper and a spray of baby's breath, but it was quite obvious that the stem of the lily had been broken at some point in the past and had been repaired by binding a wire to the stem with some sort of thread or floss.

    The Broken Lily

  • Martha was holding the florist's brochure in her hands, her finger tapping impatiently at the array of funeral sprays displayed on the plastic page.

    Time of Death

  • Cut flowers that will hold their petals the longest as a bouquet given on Valentine's Day - and might retain ornamental value until the end of February - are alstromeria (12 to 15 days), long-stemmed florist's carnations (15 to 20 days).

    Say it with your own arrangement - or cutting garden - of flowers

  • You can also follow a florist's strict regimen of putting stems in deep water in a cool, dark place for four or five hours before arranging.

    Say it with your own arrangement - or cutting garden - of flowers

  • A forensic officer outside a florist's in Upper Wickham Lane in Welling where a 16-year-old boy was stabbed.

    Teenage boy stabbed to death in south London

  • He imagined himself licking the cream off the florist's upper lip.

    Blossom and Monkey-Wrench

  • Most people don't think to ask to see their florist's flower-arranging license before buying floral arrangements.

    Shira Rawlinson: Enough of This Blooming Nonsense

  • The image is reminiscent of the cellophane shrines that have become increasingly ubiquitous since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales; though it might equally be said to resemble the bins round the back of a florist's, or the fragrant aftermath of a Smiths concert.

    Romeo and Juliet

  • In fact, I generally find myself liking the man, somewhat despite myself (his fake chumminess/blokeishness is really grating, his florist's collection of daughters is pretentious, and really he does try too hard): I obsessively watched his various crusading tv shows and have bought his posh magazine and even ate at, and didn't dislike, Jamie's Italian (though that may have had something to do with my lunch companion - let me show off, ok?)

    Archive 2010-04-01


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