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An after dinner cigar, and a little boutonniere of fragrant flowers furnished by a gray-haired old lady, completed the program.
THE EVERETT MASSACREWALKER C. SMITH
At each place, beside the napkin, is a rich red rose, just large enough to form a dainty boutonniere.
SUPPERSPAUL PIERCE
He lifted the lapel of his coat, carrying the boutonniere to his nose.
THE WHITE MOLLFRANK L. PACKARD
Then as she glanced at the lapel of his coat she continued: "And you must have a boutonniere; may I select something for you?"
THE HEATHERFORD FORTUNEMRS. GEORGIE SHELDON
He seems to have passed it and to have plucked it casually,—but it is a boutonniere with tin foil round it.
Every lady held a rich bouquet; every gentleman wore a rare boutonniere.
FOR WOMAN'S LOVEMRS. E. D. E. N. SOUTHWORTH
It is a little stringy for a boutonniere, but it fills the modern-trained eye as no other flower can fill it.
Seven violets so treated will be sufficient for one boutonniere.
CANDY-MAKING REVOLUTIONIZEDMARY ELIZABETH HALL
No woman ever combined a carnation and a rosebud into a boutonniere.

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