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  • n. Plural form of wreath.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wreath.


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  • The snow lies in wreaths on their broad outstretched arms, or melting, trickles down the dusty green bark and red stains.

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  • "We're up to our knees in wreaths," his foreman announced — they'd overproduced several thousand.

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  • Despite his chill, and despite his teeth that were already beginning to chatter while the burning sun extracted the moisture in curling mist-wreaths from the deck planking, Van Horn cuddled Jerry in his arms and called him princeling, and prince, and a king, and a son of kings.

    Chapter 7

  • And over every door stood the image of the saint, framed in wreaths of yellow everlastings.

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  • The young ladies in wreaths and white muslims with 'the world all before them where to choose' - a husband - those one can understand delighting in such gatherings; as

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Leaves and flowers were everywhere made to repeat, in wreaths, those predominant words, and it seemed as if the very atmosphere multiplied and repeated, in each constituent action, the words, "Fifty years ago!"

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  • Having declined his invitation to enter the log erection, – which in another country would hardly be styled a house, he having still delayed to enclose the gigantic frame, whose skeleton form was reared hard by – he gave his opinion of the weather at present, with some shrewd guesses as to what it would be in future; regarding the smoke wreaths from the fires around (there were none on his land however), he said, it reminded him of the fire in Miramichi.

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  • And when Rand died in 1982, Greenspan attended her funeral, where one of the wreaths was a six-foot-high floral dollar bill.

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  • Johnson said the wreaths were a gift from members of the Lubbock community who donated money to pay for the $15 evergreen rings.

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  • A couple of volunteers at the wreath laying told News4 that laying the wreaths is a way to show respect for those who fought for us and to "thank all our troops who lost their lives in these wars."

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