Monday, December 21, 2015

floridly & shamrock

Quotations:

Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:

They were strange ornaments to bring on a sea voyage -- china pugs, tea-sets in miniature, cups stamped floridly with the arms of the city of Bristol, hair-pin boxes crusted with shamrock, antelopes' heads in coloured plaster, together with a multitude of tiny photographs, representing downright workmen in their Sunday best, and women holding white babies.

Definition:

floridly:
florid:
having too much decoration or detail.

shamrock:
a small plant with three leaves on each stem. The shamrock is the national symbol of Ireland.

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