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narcissus

nor si suhs

  • n  bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellow or white flowers either solitary or in clusters
  • n  (Greek mythology) a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection

  • The flower mentioned in Isaiah 35:1 ("and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose") must have been a bulbous plant, probably a narcissus; the original Hebrew word for .
  • A short list of levies: "pig-rearing tax, firecracker tax, opium-smoking lamp tax, marrying off one's daughter tax, narcissus bulb tax, superstition tax, lower-class prostitute .
  • One neighbor, a Flora Calhoun, recalled that as he sat at the piano he always kept a flower, usually a single narcissus, before him.
News & Articles

  • Snow Hill Baptist Church to hold Mission Day
    Snow Hill Baptist Church, Narcissus Road, Ore City, will hold its Annual Mission Day, Sunday, June 16, at 3 p.m. Special Guests are Rev. Willie L. Chism and the Living Green Church Family of Pittsburg.
    June 10, 2013 - The Gilmer Mirror
Quotes

  • Leonard Maltin in Los Angeles Times
    He photographed several of the most beautiful Technicolor movies ever made,film critic and historian Leonard Maltin told The Times on Wednesday. "I think 'Black Narcissus' is breathtaking, and that's the one that always stands out in my...
  • Richard Howard in New York Times
    He came into someone's living room,Mr. Howard said. "There was a bowl of narcissus bulbs in a dish, not doing very well. He started poking around and rearranging them, removing the water and the dirt, and he said, 'Now they'll be all...
  • Martin Scorsese in guardian.co.uk
    We'd been asking for years about Powell and Pressburger,says Scorsese. "There was hardly anything written about their films at that time. We wondered how the same man who made A Matter of Life and Death, The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus, and...

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