Usage examples for potpourri

  1. A pin- cushion covered with a delicate imitation in needle- work of Irish guipure, the piano arrangement of 'Tristan and Isolde' and a potpourri from 'Parzifal, ' both for four hands, complete the number of birthday- gifts. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  2. The front door was open, showing a hall where stood a grandfather's clock and a spindle- legged table holding a bowl of potpourri. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  3. That is so: but for that very reason let her read of this one, and taking off the cover of her own potpourri savor some faint scent of the dewy roses of the past springtime. – The King's Stratagem and Other Stories by Stanley J. Weyman
  4. Here was a tail, there a leg; here an ear, there a nose- oh, it was a rare potpourri, I can tell you! – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  5. So I left them, Mistress Catherine at the flax- wheel, and Mary out in the garden with Sir Humphrey, gathering roses for the potpourri jars, and the distilling into rosewater, for little idleness was permitted at Drake Hill even after a ball. – The Heart's Highway A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeeth Century by Mary E. Wilkins
  6. In the bedroom where Joan came again to altered consciousness of life, there stood a blue china jar of potpourri, rose- leaves dried and spiced till they stored all the richness of a Southern summer. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  7. No one could look upon it without a feeling of heartache for the man who built that house, and probably struggled on year after year, building a little at a time as he could steal the lumber, getting a new workman each year, building a knob here and a protuberance there, putting in a three- cornered window at one point and a yellow tile or a wad of broken glass and other debris at another, patiently filling in around the ranch with any old rubbish that other people had got through with, painting it as he went along, taking what was left in the bottom of the pots after his neighbors had painted their bob- sleds or their tree boxes- little favors thankfully received- and then surmounting the whole pile with a potpourri of roof, and grand farewell incubus of humps and hollows for the rain to wander through and seek out the different cells where the lunatics live who inhabit it. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  8. It was not far; and it was barely ten minutes from the time he had left the Palace Saloon when he swung through Washington Square to Fifth Avenue, and, a moment later, turned from that thoroughfare, heading west toward Sixth Avenue, along one of those streets which, with the city's northward trend, had quite lost any distinctive identity, and from being once a modestly fashionable residential section had now become a conglomerate potpourri of small tradesmen's stores, shops and apartments of the poorer class. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  9. But what goes by the name to- day is a potpourri in which one can distinguish descriptions of legal forms, charters and institutions; comparative studies of governmental and social machinery; the history of institutions, a few " principles" like the law of rent, some moral admonitions, a good deal of class feeling, not a little timidity- but almost no attempt to cut beneath these manifestations of social life to the creative impulses which produce them. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  10. Preceding the black troops everywhere, it produced a potpourri of full and semi- scores, melodies and plantation arias, that came as a refreshing novelty to weary English hearts and to the souls of jaded France. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller