After CKunin's come back, we return to
otherwordly-fictional correspondences bt. New Wye and Zembla: séances
with Countess Fleur and the Queen's spirit mentioning "flower/sodomy",
poltergeists and flying dictionaries, old barns (pada...old
wart...feur...), oral sex, defilements
Excerpts (Pale Fire)
ready to become a floweret/ Or a
fat fly, but never, to forget.
CK: 1. The Countess[...] had him attend
table-turning séances with an experienced American medium, séances at which the
Queen’s spirit, operating the same kind of planchette [...] wrote in
English: "Charles take take cherish love flower flower flower."* An old
psychiatrist so thoroughly bribed by the Countess as to look, even on the
outside, like a putrid pear, assured him that his vices had subconsciously
killed his mother and would continue "to kill her in him" if he did not renounce
2. Where was Zembla the Fair? [...]? And my lovely flower boys..., and
the whole marvelous tale?
*- Cf.The jumble of broken words ...I
transcribe: pada ata lane pad not ogo old wart
alan ther tale feur far rant lant tal
(Egl.), Fleuret (Fench)
weight: 0,50 kg
length: 1,10 m
|mainly employed in fencing practices; no cutting edges,
from early XIXth C flexible sword tipped by a button.
1.a small flower.
2.Botany. one of the closely clustered small flowers
that make up the flower head of a composite flower, as the daisy.
the tightly clustered divisions of a head of broccoli or cauliflower.
florette / spun silk obtained from floss.
1350–1400; ME flouret
< OF florete, dim. of flor flower; see -et
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2009.
A small or reduced flower, especially one of the grasses and
composite plants, such as a daisy.
Any of the tight, branched clusters of
flower buds that together form a head of cauliflower or broccoli.
English flouret, from Old French florete, diminutive of flor, flower; see
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth
Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
n. [OF. florete, F. fleurette, dim. of OF. lor, F. fleur. See Flower, and cf.
Floweret, 3d Ferret.]
1. (Bot.) A little flower; one of the numerous little
flowers which compose the head or anthodium in such flowers as the daisy,
thistle, and dandelion. --Gray.
2. [F. fleuret.] A foil; a blunt sword used
in fencing. [Obs.] --Cotgrave.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, ©
1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
Language Translation for : Floret
florete, German: das Florett,
1583, from O.Fr. florete, dim. of flor "flower," from L.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper