violet-scented love

Definitions

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  • adj. smelling of violets

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Examples

  • Like most simple things, they are difficult to do well, and violet soliflores are haunted by Victorian ghosts dabbing their pale foreheads with violet-scented handkerchiefs, while they recover from another fainting fit.

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  • Miss Temple had been aware (from the husky, insistent, violet-scented breathing) that her aunt had lingered on the opposite side of her door through the day of her (as she now thought of it) Dark Retreat, but she wanted no part of that conversation either.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • He is no match for me, she promised, wiping his brow in cool, violet-scented water.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • Dear God, but she was lovely; the purple mouth was wide, panting violet-scented breaths, the black eyes were glittering as she laughed and called softly:

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • A small bag of violet-scented candies from a shop on the Rue de Rivoli.

    Maigret and the Madwoman—Simenon, Georges - 100

  • It was Gila's violet-scented missive over which she had wept those angry tears.

    The Witness

  • To-day, this glorious spring day when the violet-scented air held a hint of summer's warmth in its breath, Toni was making holiday.

    The Making of a Soul

  • The soft winds moved the leaves of the silver poplar, the violet-scented air fanned their cheeks, the convolvuli were closing, and the narcissi nodded good-night; it seemed sacrilege to break in on the perfumed silence.

    Saronia A Romance of Ancient Ephesus

  • Within five minutes, he was in the softly shaded, violet-scented room where

    Blue Aloes Stories of South Africa

  • Bleached palm oil, olive oil, castor oil and lard are also employed in the production of special milling soap bases, a palm oil soap being specially suitable for the production of a violet-scented toilet soap.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

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