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Mark from Charlevoix asked about the word anthology. Originally, it was a collection of short but exquisite poems. The conceit was that they were a collection of flowers [ ????? /anthos, flower, + - ????? /logia, collection]. Later, the word was extended to include other genres. The same Greek combining form was used to create a number of words. anthocephalus: having a flower-like head.
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Telling Time by Flowers

Academics / History : Wonders and Marvels (5 years ago)

By Mary Novik Recently, when I was reading from my novel Conceit, an experienced gardener asked whether the flower clock, used by Ann More to tell time, would actually work. In Conceit, it’s summer 1599, Ann is living in York House ... Read Post

Pushing Up Daisies: Can the Development Police Uproot Kilroy's Flower Mart Plans?

Business & Finance / Real Estate : Curbed SF (3 hours ago)

Tenants of the San Francisco Flower Mart are speaking out against the development plans that would put an office building on the Flower Mart's SoMa site, and they have former mayor Art Agnos on their side. Kilroy Realty struck... Read Post

Flower Power : 62 Totally Florescent Photos of the San Francisco Flower Mart

News : The Newsroom (1 hour ago)

Martha Stewart Living calls it "the best flower mart in the country," and these photos shot on a busy Wednesday morning prove it. But first, a bit of history. The San Francisco... Read Post

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