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Posy

properly means a copy of verses presented with a bouquet. It now means the verses without the flowers, as the “posy of a ring,” or the flowers without the verses, as a “pretty posy.”

“He could make anything in poetry, from the posy of a ring to the chronicle of its most heroic wearer.”—Stedman: Victorian Poets (Landor), p. 47.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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