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  • n. Plural form of flower.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flower.


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  • And do you think it not a greater thing, that all this (and how much more than this!) you can do for fairer flowers than these—flowers that could bless you for having blessed them, and will love you for having loved them; —flowers that have thoughts like yours, and lives like yours; which, once saved, you save forever?

    Sesame and Lilies. Lecture II.-Lilies: Of Queens’ Gardens

  • Their gay colours attract insects, as do also their sweet odours and honeyed secretions; and that this is the main function of colour in flowers is shown by the striking fact, that those flowers which can be perfectly fertilized by the wind, and do not need the aid of insects, _rarely or never have gaily-coloured flowers_.

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

  • Language, unlike the colors we see in flowers, is an agreed-upon artifice, and while it can evolve, degeneration through laziness and inattention is not evolution.

    Colour them turtles faster, Boy…. « Mudpuddle

  • Yesterday's lek survey was what I call my flowers route.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • And in a garden too — what you call flowers of fancy, I dessay.

    Busman's Honeymoon

  • These symptoms, light as gossamer, resemble the clouds which scarcely break the azure surface of the sky and which they call flowers of the storm.

    The Physiology of Marriage, Part 1

  • Certainly in Paris one sees very conspicuously the absence of the love of flowers; or, rather, one may say that for the subtle and inventive children of the Ile de France the flower is artificial, and what we call flowers are merely an insipid and subordinate variety, "natural flowers," having their market in a remote and deserted corner of the city, whereas in Barcelona the busiest and central part of the city is the Rambla de las Flores.

    Impressions and Comments

  • Anyway, I used one of the small Sweet Pea Stitched Felt flowers from the Occasions Mini Catalog as an accent as well as the tiny tags stamp set and the very vintage jumbo wheel.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • My weakness for winter flowers is proving to be an asset – there are actually things happening in my garden.

    2009 December « Sugar Creek Gardens’ Blog

  • And Bert was crowned with flowers from the vases, unchanged from the day before.



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  • For its use in old chemistry, see flower.

    May 5, 2017