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  • noun Plural form of posy.

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Examples

  • Fast forward to the financial system today; the posies are the ratings given to securitized debt, that were supposed to provide "protection" to the primary agent of credit that powered the recent bubble.

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  • By the way, these flowers are for you as a reminder: Never mind the bad "posies" — and don't forget to smell the rosies.

    mamie - French Word-A-Day

  • By the way, these flowers are for you as a reminder: Never mind the bad "posies" — and don't forget to smell the rosies.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • By the way, these flowers are for you as a reminder: Never mind the bad "posies"—and don't forget to smell the rosies.

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  • By the way, these flowers are for you as a reminder: Never mind the bad "posies"—and don't forget to smell the rosies.

    mamie - French Word-A-Day

  • At this stage they would seem to be in their most decorative form, though their flowers, in a cut state, formed into "posies," are very beautiful and really charming when massed for table decoration; on the plant they have a faded appearance.

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  • (_And with a weary gesture he points to the orchids, as though they were things of which, not impossibly, "posies" might be made_.)

    Angels & Ministers

  • While the vallied garden of our old neighbors was sweet with blossoms, my mother's garden bore a still fresher fragrance -- that of green growing things; of "posies," lemon-balm, rose geranium, mint, and sage.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • "Parlez-vous français, mesdemoiselles!" cried madame, and we filed out into the dusty street, at the corner of which sat another of our visible tokens of the coming of the season of flowers; a dirty, shriveled old Irishwoman, full of benedictions and beggary, who, all through the summer, sold "posies" to the passers-by.

    Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

  • Irishwoman, full of benedictions and beggary, who, all through the summer, sold "posies" to the passers-by.

    Six to Sixteen A Story for Girls

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