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  • noun Plural form of spikenard.

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Examples

  • In Lorca's poem "The Dawn," from "Poet in New York" under the subheading "Poems of Solitude at Columbia University," Lorca writes: "The New York dawn grieves/Along the immense stairways/Seeking amidst the groins/spikenards of fine-drawn anguish."

    Columbia Daily Spectator

  • At 6 o'clock in the morning, when we met up with men, women, and children carrying baby's breath, chrysanthemums, and spikenards, joined in their chants, and helped them set up their stands on the curb, we never imagined that we would go through some of the cruelest, most ferocious and heartless repression unleashed in the contemporary history of Mexico.

    El Enemigo Común

  • At 6 o'clock in the morning, when we met up with men, women, and children carrying baby's breath, chrysanthemums, and spikenards, joined in their chants, and helped them set up their stands on the curb, we never imagined that we would go through some of the cruelest, most ferocious and heartless repression unleashed in the contemporary history of Mexico.

    El Enemigo Común

  • When a friend visited him in his cell and had filled a basket with nosegays from the garden of the poet with roses, hyacinths, spikenards, and sweet-basils, Sa'di told him of the book he was writing, and added: -- "What can a nosegay of flowers avail thee?

    The Persian Literature, Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan, Volume 2

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