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potpourri as in:  a potpourri packet in the drawer

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  • She makes her own potpourri.
  • Our house hasn't lost its Nana-ness though, with its permanent odor of potpourri, flowered wallpaper, and hints of pink in almost every room.   (source)
    potpourri = mixed flower petals and spices
  • Three baby-food jars of potpourri don't make a dent in the stink.   (source)
    potpourri = mixed flower petals and spices appreciated for their scent
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potpourri as in:  a potpourri of programs to...

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  • They recommend a potpourri of new taxes to raise more money.
    potpourri = mixture
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  • It is not a potpourri or an Easter parade.†   (source)
  • The air smelled of potpourri.†   (source)
  • I want to smuggle in a blanket and some potpourri, too.†   (source)
  • The foyer still smelled like Dove soap and potpourri— just as it had when the DiLaurentises lived here.†   (source)
  • I explored my sitting room which had a writing desk and a good lamp, and was impressed by the vastness of the bathroom with its potpourri and stacks of towels on a heated rack.†   (source)
  • Like his house, like potpourri.†   (source)
  • Lying very still under the eiderdown, I breathed the dark air of dried-out potpourri and burnt fireplace wood and—very faint—the evergreen tang of turpentine, resin, and varnish.†   (source)
  • Gran had booked us in a really frilly inn, and it was funny to see Gramps in his work boots and plaid flannel amid all the lacy doilies and potpourri.†   (source)
  • My house was all lit up to my right, and I knew that inside it smelled like potpourri, all those dolls arranged in their intimate groups.†   (source)
  • For this reason it's something of a potpourri of his life.†   (source)
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  • "With a hint of potpourri," he said.†   (source)
  • Then I go get Hunter, lay him in the center of the colorful fabric potpourri, lie down next to him, and marvel for about the millionth time at how stunningly handsome he is.†   (source)
  • I walked down the hall to a restroom that was floral, overpowering in a scent of air freshener and rose potpourri.†   (source)
  • A bag of handmade potpourri.†   (source)
  • "This freshman on the second floor let her potpourri boil over on her illegal hot plate and the hall filled with smoke and they had to evacuate," I explain.†   (source)
  • The whole upstairs smelled like roses, some kind of sachets or potpourri; it made me think of a doll I'd had once, a doll with bright red hair who was scented to smell like a rose and I had secretly named her Angela and hidden her for safety in the heating vent, not realizing that she was going to fall far below where I'd never be able to find her.†   (source)
  • As soon as Miss Katie opens heir door the smell of air fresheners and scented potpourri hits you.†   (source)
  • It was always cold, this morning provender (as if to feed pets, the female cook left it in the pan each night by the kitchen door, from whence Bronek fetched it at daybreak), and usually consisted of a greasy potpourri of bones with bits of meat and gristle attached, crusts of bread (on propitious days smeared with a little margarine), vegetable remnants and sometimes a half-eaten apple or pear.†   (source)
  • The boat looked like part of a ghost fleet, a mothballed potpourri of poor design.†   (source)
  • Pokori or Potpourri, who cares.†   (source)
  • The sight of the guests on the floor below...The glitter of uniforms, of dress, of phosphorescent flesh, of beams of pastel light swaying on stilt legs...Tenser, said the Tensor...The sound of voices, of music, of annunciators, of echoes...Tension, apprehension, and dissension...The wonderful potpourri of flesh and perfume, of food, of wine, of gilt ostentation...Tension, apprehension...The gilt trappings of death...Of something, by God, which has failed for seventy years...A lost art...As lost as phlebotomy, chirurgery, alchemy...I'll bring death back.†   (source)
  • I grab for anything, my potpourri bowl-I throw it at him, it bounces to the floor.†   (source)
  • It smelled like Irish Spring and a little bit like potpourri and like something she couldn't describe any way other than boy.†   (source)
  • My mother put the picture in a frame, immediately, and parked it on the coffee table, displacing a series of glass teddy bears and a small basket of potpourri.†   (source)
  • Eleanor hadn't known there were houses like that in this crappy neighborhood houses with wall-to-wall carpeting and little baskets of potpourri everywhere.†   (source)
  • His peculiar potpourri.†   (source)
  • At the feed store I followed Aunt J inside, letting my eyes adjust to filtered light and my nose admire the potpourri.†   (source)
  • He's waiting for the right one to come along...I am so lucky that I was taking a shower at theexact moment that girl's potpourri caught on fire and that Andrew happened to have been the R.A. on duty at the time.†   (source)
  • I huddled alone in one corner, trying desperately to ignore the gut-churning potpourri of smells: tuna casserole, overcooked broccoli, onion laced salads.†   (source)
  • When Top Cat finally subsided and sank back into his desk, Prophet of the unknown tongue continued the interrupted marathon of Oz, an untranslatable potpourri of grunts and monosyllables, punctuated only by Prophet's beautifully effusive smiles.†   (source)
  • Your Potpourris and Miroshkas are people without a conscience.†   (source)
  • I closed the door behind me, shutting out the bondieuserie, the low ceiling, the chintz, the lambskin bindings, the views of Florence, the bowls of hyacinth and potpourri, the petit-point, the intimate feminine, modern world and was back under the coved and coffered roof, the columns and entablature of the central hall, in the august, masculine atmosphere of a better age.†   (source)
  • She had lowered the ceiling and the elaborate cornice which, in one form or another, graced every room was lost to view; the walls, one paneled in brocade, were stripped and washed blue and spotted with innumerable little water-colors of fond association; the air was sweet with the fresh scent of flowers and musty potpourri; her library in soft leather covers, well-read works of poetry and piety, filled a small rosewood bookcase; the chimneypiece was covered with small personal treasures—an ivory Madonna, a plaster St. Joseph, posthumous miniatures of her three soldier brothers.†   (source)
  • An observing urchin and a rogue, he made a potpourri of the voices of nature and the voices of Paris.†   (source)
  • The wagon-load which headed the line had struck up a song, and were shouting at the top of their voices with a haggard joviality, a potpourri by Desaugiers, then famous, called The Vestal; the trees shivered mournfully; in the cross-lanes, countenances of bourgeois listened in an idiotic delight to these coarse strains droned by spectres.†   (source)
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