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cut flowers that have been arranged in a usually small bunch

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an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

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But the air of smartness, the cock of the hat to which John Willet had objected, and the spring nosegay, all betokened some little errand of his own, having a more interesting object than a vintner or even a locksmith.
It was a human storm, made up of a thunder of cries, and a hail of sweetmeats, flowers, eggs, oranges, and nosegays. At three o'clock the sound of fireworks, let off on the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza di Venezia (heard with difficulty amid the din and confusion) announced that the races were about to begin.
It therefore, in the first place, cheered Van Systens and his nosegay, then the corporation, then followed a cheer for the people; and, at last, and for once with great justice, there was one for the excellent music with which the gentlemen of the town councils generously treated the assemblage at every halt.
Rubelle, whom I had indicated by a slight turn of my head, insolently sniffed at her nosegay and walked away, with great deliberation, towards the house door.
She dropped a brisk curtsey, and walked back along the gallery, humming a little tune, and keeping time to it cheerfully with the nosegay in her hand.
At first there was a great shaking of hands and shuffling of feet, succeeded by the presentation of the nosegay; for a voice, supposed by the listener to be that of Mr Witherden the Notary, was heard to exclaim a great many times, 'oh, delicious!' 'oh, fragrant, indeed!' and a nose, also supposed to be the property of that gentleman, was heard to inhale the scent with a snuffle of exceeding pleasure.
The little interruption caused by the appearance of the nosegay had given a new impulse to my thoughts, and had thus helped, in some degree, to r estore me to myself.
Francine, the unnoticed witness of the parting interview, was standing by her, idly picking the leaves from a rose which had dropped out of Cecilia's nosegay.
Upon my troth, his breath is as sweet as a nosegay.--But to be sure he meant no harm by it.
"How beautiful they are!" he said, simply, showing his little nosegay to me.
He tossed his little nosegay of wild flowers away from him, as if the remembrances which it recalled were remembrances which hurt him now.
The organisers garlanded the visitors and presented them nosegays, also affording them an opportunity to enjoy cultural and fun-filled activities.
The bridesmaids wore champagne floor-length chiffon dresses and carried nosegays of light pink and white garden hydrangeas, peonies, Sweet Unique roses, white clematis, and lisianthus, all hand-tied and embellished with flowing satin streamers.
Rosemary has been creating nosegays, sweet-smelling mixed bouquets, which are carried by royals at the annual Maundy Service, since 1983.
She also made nosegays, using shells for the flower petals.