Usage examples for carnation

  1. " Well, there are several others like it, but with this small difference, instead of a carnation, which all the others have embroidered upon the cuff, I have made it a rose,- you perceive? – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  2. The beautiful flowers of the tropics twined around the great trees in the shade, and there were birds flitting about, as Sir Walter writes, " crimson, carnation, orange, tawny, and purple!" – The Boy's Book of Heroes by Helena Peake
  3. This time the fair she- philosopher had indeed turned red, red as a carnation, and said with fast- beating heart, My answer is soon given, for I gather from thy words that thou dost not love me, Aquilinus. – Seven Legends by Gottfried Keller
  4. He brought two little bunches of flowers with him- some lilies of the valley and a carnation- and he handed them with a smile, one to his sister and one to pretty little Nellie. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  5. Then, catching Pierre by the shoulder so suddenly that his red carnation tottered and nearly fell, she exclaimed: You mischievous boy! – Hetty's Strange History by Anonymous
  6. I never saw a more beautiful country, nor more lively prospects, hills so raised here and there over the valleys, the river winding into divers branches, the plains adjoining without bush or stubble, all fair green grass, the ground of hard sand easy to march on either for horse or foot, the deer crossing in every path, the birds towards the evening singing on every tree with a thousand several tunes, cranes and herons of white, crimson, and carnation perching on the river's side, the air fresh with a gentle easterly wind, and every stone that we stooped to take up promised either gold or silver by his complexion. – Raleigh by Edmund Gosse
  7. Oddly enough, there are still devotees of the House of Stuart, gentlemen and ladies who work up picturesque enthusiasms about the Rebel Rose and the Red Carnation, and who affect to regard a certain foreign princess as the real sovereign of England. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  8. Some great lady of the passing time lounged in exquisite array amid luxurious furniture lightly suggested; the faint smile of her flattered loveliness hovered about the gazer; the subtle perfume of her presence touched his nerves; the greys of her complexion transmuted themselves through the current of his blood into life's carnation; whilst he dreamed upon her lips, his breath was caught, as though of a sudden she had smiled for him, and for him alone. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  9. Opposite each other, making a cross, are four leaves, like a carnation leaf at first, but broadening and lengthening till it is two inches at the base and eight or ten long. – A Bird-Lover in the West by Olive Thorne Miller Harriet Mann Miller
  10. Everard was sitting in the stone summer- house in the garden, struggling with a difficult problem in mathematics, when suddenly through the ivy- framed doorway danced Princess Carmel, an excited vision, with carnation cheeks, and dark eyes twinkling like stars. – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  11. He went in and bought a carnation for his buttonhole. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. At eight o'clock the Carnation began firing at close range. – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes
  13. A curious kind of wild flower, a pink and fragrant carnation, blooms there profusely all summer long. – The Story of a Child by Pierre Loti
  14. The literary squib that made most stir in the course of the century was not a poem, but the novel, The Green Carnation, which poked fun at the mannerisms of the 1890 poets. – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  15. I know that a carnation, long before it reached the size of a cabbage, would not be supported by its stalk, but I only know this from my experience of the weakness and want of tenacity in the materials of a carnation stalk. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  16. The evening carnation tinged the clouds about the setting sun as they sailed homeward, gathering lilies on their way. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  17. Even by wearing that green carnation? – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  18. Alan noticed with distaste the white carnation in the coat lapel of his companion. – The Star Lord by Boyd Ellanby
  19. She stands now, foiled, a carnation in her hand; then flings herself on a chair, and leans her elbows on the table. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy