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See also: Laurels
- plural of
- Two mountain laurels were in bloom.
- Honors. From the Ancient Greek practice of crowning victors with a branch from the laurel bush, sacred to Apollo.
1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, in The Affair at the Novelty Theatre:
- Miss Phyllis Morgan, as the hapless heroine dressed in the shabbiest of clothes, appears in the midst of a gay and giddy throng; she apostrophises all and sundry there, including the villain, and has a magnificent scene which always brings down the house, and nightly adds to her histrionic laurels.