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- n. laurestine
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An air of hospitality had been achieved by the simple method of leaving all the doors open, while a sheaf of dusty laurestina, obviously cut from the garden, hid the patch of bad wall between the service staircase and the old dining-room door.
The kindly lilac and laurestina bushes grew tall and thick at the end of the garden; the wall was high, but, as is usual with fruit-garden walls, it had a well-worn feasible corner that gave on to the lane leading to the village.
The school children were marshalled in line to welcome the coach, bouquets of laurestina and chrysanthema were ready to be bestowed on the passengers, the church bells rang gaily, when after long waiting the cheery notes of the key-bugle sounded the familiar strains of "Sodger Laddie," and the steaming steeds hove in sight, an accident occurred.