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  • n. Plural form of kingcup.

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Examples

  • Between the two armies the Camel, a small stream, flowed glittering among its reeds and kingcups.

    The Wicked Day

  • Infant king of flies, moths, and grasshoppers; of cowslips, daisies, and of kingcups; of tops, hoops, and kites; little friend of Punch and puppets; robber of birds 'nests, and outlaw of petty mischiefs -- son of the poet, tell me, why art thou so unlike a child -- so like an angel?

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, August, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Down in a marshy hollow they caught a glimpse of a carpet of golden kingcups, and once they passed a tiny dell in whose very heart an azure mist whispered of bluebells; while the blackthorn and the may made the air fragrant for miles.

    The Making of a Soul

  • While the sun shone and the herdsmen could see the nodding white cotton-grass, the asphodel, and the golden kingcups that hid the black death-traps of the pitiless marshes, they had no fear of Pan.

    A Book of Myths

  • She gathers daisies and kingcups till her pockets are more than full,

    Fun and Frolic

  • There are many kinds of beauty in the world: beauty of hot suns and delicate mists, of sea and shore, mountain and lake and city; there is the beauty of barren moors and of green orchards, and of flat fertile marshlands where streams run amid a luxuriance of tangled growth, kingcups and meadowsweet and loose-strife and forget-me-nots, and feathery willows and rushes where the reed-warblers sing.

    Lynton and Lynmouth A Pageant of Cliff & Moorland

  • After the bare upland country this volume of May verdure seemed indescribably rich and the valley beyond, where the Greenrush flowed through kingcups toward the sun, indescribably alluring.

    The Altar Steps

  • In a great water-meadow in the valley, he had once shown her kingcups making sheets of gold, enameled with every green grass ever seen in spring – thousands of kingcups and a myriad of milkmaids in between, dancing attendance in all their faint shades of silver-white and rosy-mauve.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • And it is time for you to know that Jennifer's dress was primrose and Jane's cowslip yellow, and that Joyce looked like buttercups and Jessica like marigolds; and Joscelyn's was the glory of the kingcups that rise like magic golden isles above the Amberley floods in May.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • Joscelyn's was the glory of the kingcups that rise like magic golden isles above the Amberley floods in May.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

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