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  • The main interest of the little hortus siccus was the Alpine

    The Land of Midian

  • Placing the amethyst on the man's forehead, Love walked widdershins around him, murmuring "siccus, siccus, siccus."

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The first-floor hall was wide, milk chocolate with white cornice and mouldings, the same green carpet, a Hortus siccus in a copper trough on a console table, a couple of fat-seated, round-backed chairs upholstered in goldenbrowii velvet, a twinkling chandelier and a brown table lamp with a cream satin shade.

    Put On By Cunning

  • There were said to be four qualities of touch, -- _calidus, humidus, frigidus, et siccus_, or hot, cold, moist, and dry, -- according to which persons were active or passive in the exercise of the fascinum.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • The hair is a dry fume (_fumus siccus_), escaping from the body through the pores of the scalp and condensed by contact with the air into long, round cylinders.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

  • Mr. Marks cannot avoid, too, giving us, like every one else, a set of clinical lectures on the morbid anatomy of his own inner man, under the appropriate title of '_Weeds_ from Life's Sea-shore;' forgetting that sea-weeds must be very rare and delicate indeed to be worth preserving in a _hortus siccus_, instead of being usefully covered out of sight in the nearest earth-heap, there to turn into manure.

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, August 1850 of Literature, Science and Art.

  • I protest, Gentlemen, that if our eyes had not been sealed, as with wax, by the pedagogues of whom I spoke a fortnight ago, this one habit of regarding our own literature as a hortus siccus, this our neglect to practise good writing as the constant auxiliary of an Englishman’s liberal education, would be amazing to you seated here to-day as it will be starkly incredible to the future historian of our times.

    II. The Practice of Writing

  • ” It would certainly be a valuable addition of nondescripts to the ample collection of known classes, genera and species, which at present beautify the hortus siccus of dissent.

    Paras. 1-24

  • You know it is possible that he, the editor, may not please to have the _fourth_ paper; but even in that case, it is better for the 'Remarks' to remain fragmentary, than be compressed till they are as dry as a _hortus siccus_ of poets.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)

  • Mr. Taylor had begun to compile a _flora_ accompanied by a _hortus siccus_, but both stayed on high shelves dusty and fragmentary.

    The Hill of Dreams

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