The Queen was presented with posies of flowers by children as she left the chapel.
"Ye needna lick the posies aff," the wifie said, good humoredly, as she picked the plate up to wash it.
An' you left all them things up there, an' the trees, an' the posies, an' everything like that way.
Her posies tool Mad romp that she is, she had pulled her fill as we reclined together.
She liked Cynthy to come in with the posies and say something bright.
posies were in the bowpots, and a delicate scent of violets in the air.
And to think that as a boy he was wont to bring me posies, and wear my colors!
I'd rather look at this timber, and smell the scents that come out of it, and see these posies that seem to be growing everywhere.
But I shouldn't wonder but what them posies heartened the chap up a bit.
She appeared to be soundly sleeping in the midst of a huge nosegay of posies and green leaves.
also posey, 1530s, "line of verse engraved on the inner surface of a ring," from poesy "poetry; a passage of poetry," which is recorded in this sense from early 15c. Meaning "flower, bouquet" first recorded 1570s, from notion of the language of flowers.