Definition of Posiest
1. posy [adj] - See also: posy
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Literary usage of Posiest
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1880)
"I bring the sweetest things That ever you looked upon; With bangs and curls, and frills and furls— The rosiest, posiest little girls That ever romped or run ..."
2. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"It is used only of women. TRAPES, nt [1 suppose from trape.] An idle slatternly woman. He found the sullen traf a posiest with th' devil, worms, and claps. ..."
3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"NOW silent night the middle space posiest, Of Heav'n, or journey'd downwards to the west } But Creon, still with thirst of vengeance fir'd, ..."
4. The Columbian Magazine edited by John Inman, Robert A. West, Stephen M. Chester, Darius Mead (1846)
"It stood Timid yet self posiest, with such a look. Of sweet intelligence, as if it know What we were saying and was half ..."
5. St. Nicholas Book of Plays & Operettas (1900)
"I bring the sweetest things That ever you looked upon, With bangs and curls, and frills and furls— The rosiest, posiest little girls That ever romped or run ..."
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