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  • A flower-laden hearse arrived and within moments, we heard the sounds of a small brass band leading mourners into the church.

    John Landis: India in Mourning: My Week in Mumbai and Goa

  • Each evening, amidst a cacophony of all-night fireworks, the public flocks to the riverbank to offer beautiful flower-laden banana leaf and candle flotillas into the water.

    Photo Journeys: Alison Wright: Thailand: Loy Krathong Festival

  • Such men rule orderly in their cities of fair women: great riches and wealth follow them: their sons exult with ever-fresh delight, and their daughters in flower-laden bands play and skip merrily over the soft flowers of the field.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Only at evening, as he returns from the chase, he sounds his note, playing sweet and low on his pipes of reed: not even she could excel him in melody — that bird who in flower-laden spring pouring forth her lament utters honey-voiced song amid the leaves.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • A dozen stout men carried a flower-laden mantel atop which was a huge statue of Señor de los Golpes, the Christ of Blows, who is flagellated during the many ceremonies surrounding Easter.

    Link to an article on SMA, and another magical evening

  • He walked home, not by the straightest road, but taking a considerable curve, round by narrow lanes, and through thick flower-laden hedges, — very thoughtful.

    Framley Parsonage

  • And once, as that bereaved mother came in the dusk to weep beside the grave, did she not see a shadowy figure start up black-robed from the flower-laden sod, and hastily drawing a thick veil over a beautiful despairing face, glide away among the trees?

    Red Pottage

  • There was, for example, that unfortunate afternoon when, going to the bedroom to wash his hands, he found that he had blundered in on a confabulation with the midwife, come to pay her visit of ceremony: a burly, big-bosomed female, of a type hitherto unknown to him, her top crowned by a vast, flower-laden hat.

    Two Tales of Old Strasbourg

  • While giving way to reflection, she skirted the flower-laden hedge, and discovering a moonlike, cavelike, entrance, she stepped in.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • While this conversation continued, they reached the shoaly inlet under the flower-laden beech.

    Hung Lou Meng


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