Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See orchis.

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Examples

  • The singing and serenity, the green and golden oaks and ashes, the flowers -- marsh-orchis, ladies 'smocks, and cuckoo-buds, starring the rushy grass -- all brought to Gyp that feeling of the uncapturable spirit which lies behind the forms of nature, the shadowy, hovering smile of life that is ever vanishing and ever springing again out of death.

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  • The singing and serenity, the green and golden oaks and ashes, the flowers -- marsh-orchis, ladies 'smocks, and cuckoo-buds, starring the rushy grass -- all brought to Gyp that feeling of the uncapturable spirit which lies behind the forms of nature, the shadowy, hovering smile of life that is ever vanishing and ever springing again out of death.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

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