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florid
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  • The solitary exception was the New Church; a stuccoed edifice with a square steeple over the door, terminating in four short pinnacles like florid wooden legs.
  • So the day came, as all other days come to people who will only stick to reason; and when it came, there were married in the church of the florid wooden legs — that popular order of architecture — Josiah Bounderby Esquire of Coketown, to Louisa eldest daughter of Thomas Gradgrind Esquire of Stone Lodge, M.P. for that borough.

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as in: a florid style Define
elaborate (with much decorative detail)
as in: florid color Define
a reddish color -- (especially about someone's complexion or in various medical contexts)
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