1 A grain fell and spiralled down; a petal fell, filled and sank.
2 The flower petal sank; the maid returned to the kitchen; Bartholomew sipped his wine.
3 He stooped and raised a peony that had shed its petals.
4 Candish, with his curved brush had swept the crumbs; had spared the petals and finally left the family to dessert.
5 I saw a number of tall spikes of strange white flowers, measuring a foot perhaps across the spread of the waxen petals.
6 Quick breath parted the petals of her lips.
7 The heat was terribly oppressive, and the huge sunlight flamed like a monstrous dahlia with petals of yellow fire.
8 "Dorian," she answered, lingering over his name with long-drawn music in her voice, as though it were sweeter than honey to the red petals of her mouth.
9 At the grey tea hour there were always rooms that throbbed incessantly with this low sweet fever, while fresh faces drifted here and there like rose petals blown by the sad horns around the floor.
10 She was like a fine flower, already past its bloom and without fragrance, though the petals were still unwithered.
11 All this was in the natural order of things, and the orchid basking in its artificially created atmosphere could round the delicate curves of its petals undisturbed by the ice on the panes.
12 The thick grass beside the track, coarse and prickly with many burnings, hid canary-yellow buttercups and the mauve petals and woolly sage-green coats of the pasque flowers.
13 Nor in these rooms could Chichikov detect the least trace of a feminine hand, beyond the fact that certain tables and chairs bore drying-boards whereon were arranged some sprinklings of flower petals.
14 Some of the petals I am going to make into an ointment, and some into an infusion.
15 This sort of love is a recollection of lily petals and the plumage of the dove.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—THE BEGINNING OF SHADOW