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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DAISY

Daisy laughed gayly at recollection of the London woman's jesting.

I went over to where Daisy stood, by the edge of the flower-bed.

Even more, sir, I prize the hope that Daisy will share it with me--as my wife!

A hundred bridegrooms could not make her less our Daisy than she was.

We did not visit other houses much--Daisy and I--but held ourselves to a degree apart.

A long, long play-day it was to the little vine, the daisy, and the violet.

If there were alterations of a similar sort in Daisy, I could not see them this night.

Daily contact with Daisy showed changes, too, in her which disturbed me.

"As docile as Daisy" might have been a proverb in the neighborhood, so general was this view of her nature.

The sound came strangely to my ears, as if it were some other than Daisy laughing.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dægesege, from dæges eage "day's eye," because the petals open at dawn and close at dusk. (See day (n.) + eye (n.)). In Medieval Latin it was solis oculus "sun's eye." As a female proper name said to have been originally a pet form of Margaret (q.v.).

Daisy-cutter first attested 1791, originally of horses that trot with low steps; later of cricket (1889) and baseball hits that skim along the ground. Daisy-chain in the "group sex" sense is attested from 1941. Pushing up daisies "dead" is attested from 1918, but variants with the same meaning go back to 1842.

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