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  • noun Plural form of flower-petal.

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Examples

  • It was his pocket-book, and Neigh was looking at a few loose flower-petals which had been placed between the pages.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Taking the small, curved knife she carried for protection she slowly ripped the garments into tiny pieces, until the floor around her couch looked as if it were strewn with flower-petals.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • Taking the small, curved knife she carried for protection she slowly ripped the garments into tiny pieces, until the floor around her couch looked as if it were strewn with flower-petals.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • But there, beneath those rings, beneath the talismans and gems and precious stones like blue eyes (lovers 'keepsakes), there still remains the silent crypt of sex, filled to its vaulted roof with flower-petals.

    Two Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke

  • It was apparent in the gleam of flower-petals, the flash of bird wings and the sparkle in the dark, liquid eyes of the peasant girls.

    My Family and Other Animals

  • Flowers have a way of shining, when it rains, that proves flower-petals have a woman's love of solitaires.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • One's ears needed to be highly attuned to hear the pricking of the locusts in the leaves; even the breeze kept uncommonly still, that the brushing of the humming-birds 'and bees' wings against the flower-petals might be the more distinctly heard.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • It was a gay, holiday throng -- cheering us, tossing flower-petals down upon us as we passed majestically beneath the bridges.

    Tarrano the Conqueror

  • He lurched forward, dragging the second giant, now dead, not toward the deserted trail or the world of jungle around him, but headlong into the lines of stupid leaf-carriers, scattering green leaves and flower-petals in all directions.

    Edge of the Jungle

  • And having exhausted the rain of flower-petals, she wandered away so as not to disturb the lamentations of her parents.

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis) from the Spanish of Vincente Blasco Ibanez; authorized translation by Charlotte Brewster Jordan.

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