Justin, a 4-year-old West Highland terrier from Long Island, was having his face hair-sprayed into the shape of a carnation.
There is also something unknowable in every particle of nature, just as there is something invisible in every carnation.
Lily sits upon the settee by the piano and fastens the carnation in her dress.
In Major Ellison's buttonhole there was a carnation and a rosebud backed by a geranium leaf.
No woman ever combined a carnation and a rosebud into a boutonniere.
The others had stopped, baffled in their debate over the carnation and were listening to Raridan.
The carnation derived its generic name from the latter source.
Felicidad looked up and flushed to a carnation color under the ardor of his eyes.
Its colouring is pink like a carnation in a pale, suffused sort of way.
He opens all the windows of Paris, and on the streets shows us the sap mounting in carnation in the faces of the girls.
"Dianthus Caryophyllus," commonly also called "pink," herbaceous perennial flowering plant native to southern Europe and abundant in Normandy, 1530s, of uncertain origin. The early forms are confused; perhaps (on evidence of early spellings) it is a corruption of coronation, from the flower's being used in chaplets or from the toothed crown-like look of the petals.
Or it might be called for its pinkness and derive from Middle French carnation "person's color or complexion" (15c.), which probably is from Italian dialectal carnagione "flesh color," from Late Latin carnationem (nominative carnatio) "fleshiness," from Latin caro "flesh" (see carnage). This carnation had been borrowed separately into English as "color of human flesh" (1530s) and as an adjective meaning "flesh-colored" (1560s; the earliest use of the word in English was to mean "the incarnation of Christ," mid-14c.). OED points out that not all the flowers are this color.