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A beautiful girl in church on Sunday mornings, but a wallflower at a dance.

A wallflower had forced itself into root on the sill of a giant oriel.

Sally Anders had never really thought of herself as a wallflower.

The Wallflower, as its name tells you, likes to grow on walls.

One plant of the wallflower in the garden would have covered it.

Wallflower principally in the shape of the stigma (see fig. 117, a).

It smelled of soap and burnt paper and wallflower brilliantine.

The sweetness of a sun-baked bank of Wallflower belongs to April.

These parts are seen in the petals of the wallflower (fig. 54).

How fair carnation and wallflower the borders of the garden line!

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "flowering plant cultivated in gardens," from wall (n.) + flower (n.). Colloquial sense of "woman who sits by the wall at parties, often for want of a partner" is first recorded 1820.

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