Usage examples for iris

  1. Sunshine flooded buttercups and poppies on the grassy slopes, and where there was shade, under the oaks, " Mission bells" and scarlet columbine and cream and lavender iris were massed together. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  2. At the edge of the border plant Iris. – Garden Ornaments by Mary H. Northend
  3. Before they reached us, however, Desborough's bolt was shot, and the Colonel's horse, coming away with a rush, passed the post a good six lengths before its rival, the Duke of Balmoral's Iris making a bad third. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. We had no sooner begun to consider the point than she became entranced, and was shown a large open volume, the book of the Greater Mysteries to which our Scriptures belonged, surrounded by an Iris composed of all the colours of the rainbow. – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  5. It was ten days later, and Mrs. Larabee and Mrs. Cass Dinwoodie were high up on the wet hills, gathering cream- colored wild iris for the Dickey wedding that night. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  6. The mourn iris of Persia is very beautiful; we have not one flowering yet, but we shall have by and by. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  7. Then she would leave Cliffmore with the Sherwoods, and go with them to Avondale, there to remain until, upon his return, Uncle John, and the lovely, new Aunt Iris, should come for her. – Princess Polly At Play by Amy Brooks
  8. Not for the world would a young creature like Iris have let such words escape her, or such thoughts pass through her mind. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  9. Here Rudolf broke off an iris from a side- bed. – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  10. The iris is dark bronze- color. – Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group by William E. Duellman M. J. Fouquette
  11. Beata's eyes were clear grey, with dark lines round the iris, and her hair was the exact shade of one of her father's best English gold picture frames. – Monitress Merle by Angela Brazil
  12. Iris makes a good setting. – Garden Ornaments by Mary H. Northend
  13. That chapter is full of the perfume of pearl powder and iris! – Zibeline, Complete by Phillipe de Massa Last Updated: March 2, 2009
  14. And her eyes were not sleepy at all- a full yellow eye, the iris almost black. – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  15. In her light dress, with her slender delicacy, she made him think of a white iris. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  16. Iris is fair and youthful and innocent. – A Second Book of Operas by Henry Edward Krehbiel
  17. The things exhibited were principally bulb flowers, ixias, iris, narcissus and the like; the event was interesting to growers, both professional and amateur. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad