Usage examples for carnation

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Even by wearing that green carnation? – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. At eight o'clock the Carnation began firing at close range. – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes