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  • noun Plural form of nenuphar.


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  • As the lion in our teargarten remembers the nenuphars of his

    Finnegans Wake 2006

  • As I sat on my bunk and contemplated her body, I thought it strange that I had been deceived, though certainly I had been at first, deceived not so much by Idas as by my recollection of the undine who had freed me from the nenuphars of Gyoll and accosted me at the ford.

    The Urth of the New Sun Wolfe, Gene 1987

  • The very purity and warmth of the water alarmed me; I grew fearful that I might somehow forget it was not air in fact and lose myself as I had once been lost among the dark and twining roots of the pale blue nenuphars.

    The Urth of the New Sun Wolfe, Gene 1987

  • Because there are so many nenuphars, the island is hard to see.

    The Shadow of the Torturer Wolfe, Gene 1980

  • Here it was a two-chain-wide expanse of blue nenuphars penned between walls of stone.

    The Shadow of the Torturer Wolfe, Gene 1980

  • Close to your hand lies a little volume, bound in some Nile-green skin that has been powdered with gilded nenuphars and smoothed with hard ivory.

    Intentions Oscar Wilde 1877

  • But though the sun was come, we would often press on for yet three hours, through belts of squirrel-haunted wood, beside great sheets of water with wild-duck floating far amidst, and borders starred with yellow nenuphars, across groves of mango and plantain trees into landscapes of tiny terraced plots, where the vivid green rice-blades stood thick in the well-soaked earth, and bowed brown figures diverted to their roots the thread-like rivulet from the great brown tank above.

    Apologia Diffidentis 1905


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