from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Species of rushlily, Sisyrinchium grandiflorum. See rush-lily.


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  • Their doors open in two parts, each roughly iron-bound; the upper half is fastened back within the room, the lower half, fitted with a spring-bell, swings continually to and fro.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • He entered therefore, shutting the door and opening it again, to ring the spring-bell, then mechanically closing it behind him.

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald


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