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Purple

(blue and red) indicates the love of truth even unto martyrdom. (See under Colour , for its symbolisms, etc.) Purple (Promotion to the). Promotion to the rank of cardinal in the Roman C…

Flowers and Trees with Christian Traditions

The Aspen leaf is said to tremble because the cross was made of Aspenwood. Ah! tremble, tremble, Aspen-tree, We need not ask thee why thou shakest, For if, as holy legend saith, On the…

Born in the Purple

(a translation of porphyrogenitus ). The infant of royal parents in opposition to born in the gutter, or child of beggars. This has nothing to do with the purple robes of royalty. It refers…

Purple in Pasadena

It started in September and never really diminished. One upset. Then another. Then another. And another. The national championship in college football may have belonged once again to Nebraska…

Purple Noon(1960)

Miramax; rental pricing; PG-13 Director: René Clément Cast: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Philippe Greenleaf and Marie Laforêt Fra…

Gennifer Flowers

“I met Bill Clinton in 1977 while I was working as a news reporter for KARK-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas. Shortly after we met, we began a sexual relationship that lasted for twelve years.” So began a …

Smallest flower

The Question: What's the world's smallest flower? The Answer: The smallest known flowering plants are in the genus Wolffia, which float …

Flower Sermon

A sermon preached on Whit Monday in St. Catherine Cree, when all the congregation wear flowers. Flower sermons are now (1894) preached very generally once a year, especially in country chur…

Flowers at Funerals

The Greeks crowned the dead body with flowers, and placed flowers on the tomb also. The Romans decked the funeral couch with leaves and flowers, and spread flowers, wreaths, and fillets on …

Flower of Chivalry

A name given to several cavaliers: e.g. William Douglas, Lord of Liddesdale, in the fourteenth century. Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586). Chevalier de Bayard (le chevalier sans peur et sans r…