Usage examples for crocus

  1. But let him remain till March or April, and as the snow begins to melt away, he discovers the beautiful crocus struggling through the half- frozen ground; the snow- drops appear in all their chaste beauty; the buds of the swamp- maple shoot forth; the beautiful magnolia opens her splendid blossoms; the sassafras adds its evidence of life; the pearl- white blossoms of the dog- wood light up every forest: and while our stranger is rubbing his eyes in astonishment, the earth is covered with her emerald velvet carpet; rich foliage and brilliant colored blossoms adorn the trees; fragrant flowers are enwreathing every wayside; the swift- winged birds float through the air and send forth joyous notes of gratitude from every tree- top; the merry lambs skip joyfully around their verdant pasture- grounds; and everywhere is our stranger surrounded with life, beauty, joy and gladness. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  2. At her feet were great masses of snowdrops tall and white among moss and ivy, and the brown earthen beds around were cloth of gold with splendid crocus flowers; but beyond these things, she saw her son as soon as he reached the gate. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  3. In this poem he relates how he absorbed into his inmost being the orange sky of evening, the curling mist, the last autumnal crocus, the souls of lonely places, and the huge peak, which terrified him at nightfall by seeming to stride after him and which awoke in him a- ... – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  4. But the sun was shining, and he shone now full on Johnny Crocus. – The Sun's Babies by Edith Howes
  5. To avoid this, cover the board with thick buff leather, and spread over it a thin paste of crocus martis, with a little emery finely powdered, and mixed up with lard or sweet oil. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton