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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POSY

Her posy was sweet-smelling and good; it spoke to the heart.

Posy, among the rest, was blindfolded, and led up to the table.

"Posy here'd be a good hand aboard a lightship," he observed.

I presume likely it's right enough for you to play that mouth organ of yours, Posy.

"A dear old lady," murmured Goneril, much more interested in her posy.

Of these how gladly would he have gathered a posy to offer Miss St. John!

"I have a favour to ask you," she said, in a low voice, and stooping her head over the posy.

The posy ring, suitably inscribed, was also used as a wedding-ring.

Two forms of these rings are the "gimmel" and the "posy" rings.

They were inscribed, in addition to a posy, with the initials of the deceased and the date.

WORD ORIGIN

also posey, 1530s, "line of verse engraved on the inner surface of a ring," from poesy "poetry; a passage of poetry," which is recorded in this sense from early 15c. Meaning "flower, bouquet" first recorded 1570s, from notion of the language of flowers.

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