Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

What are you doing out so late?” Daisy locked the door behind her. “Well, I just got off the phone with my mother, and I had to see you.” “Are you going to tell me why, or do I have to guess?” Gigi walked into the kitchen and sat down ...

Author: Jamise L. Dames

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416517269

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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After hitting it big with Momma's Baby, Daddy's Maybe, national bestselling author Jamise L. Dames is back with another hip, sensual, and compelling novel. A Tragic Past... Daisy Parker's boyfriend has strayed one too many times and she's no longer sitting pretty. Having sacrificed seven years of her life to being his faithful woman and raising his nine-year-old son, the only thing that will calm her now is to hurl his beloved wardrobe out their second-story window. Single life may scare Daisy, but her mind is made up -- when the good-for-nothing returns, she'll serve him his walking papers. Only he isn't up to his old tricks that night, and what goes down strips Daisy of the option to choose. She's on her own. ...A Hopeful Future Left penniless, homeless, and jobless, Daisy struggles to make a home for herself and her son. Just when she seems poised to take control and put the baggage of her past behind her, complications arise when the towering frame of Daisy's deliciously handsome college crush strolls into town. His unexpected attention makes her feel alive, yet she's been burned by love once and isn't sure she can take the heat. As undeniable passions rise, so do the stakes, and Daisy can't stand to lose another round.... A compelling tale of life, love, and hope.
Categories: Fiction

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

I was pushed farther and farther to the edge of the property. ... He shook out his pant cuffs and recreased his pants with a quick thumb and forefinger on each leg. ... That's okay. It'll give me a chance to do PUSHING UP DAISIES 25.

Author: Rosemary Harris

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429962162

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Meet Paula Holliday, a transplanted media exec who trades her stilettos for garden clogs when she makes the move from the big city to the suburbs to start a gardening business. Paula can handle deer, slugs, and the occasional human pest---but she’s not prepared for the mummified body she finds while restoring the gardens at Halcyon, a local landmark. Casual snooping turns serious when a body is impaled on a garden tool and one of Paula’s friends is arrested for the crime. Aided by the still-hot aging rocker who owns the neighborhood greasy spoon, a wise-cracking former colleague, and a sexy Mexican laborer with a few secrets of his own, Paula digs for the truth and unearths more dirty business the town has kept buried for years.
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

234, 2002 ▷ push up the daisies; pushing up the daisies to be dead, especially dead and buried; use is occasionally extended to the dying UK, 1918 An image first sketched as dated “turn up your toes to the daisies” in 1842–from which ...

Author: Tom Dalzell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317372516

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 2507

View: 356

Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language. In addition to this hard back two volume set, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English will also be the first slang dictionary available on-line, giving readers unprecedented access to the rich world of slang. For details, including hardback plus on-line bundle offers, please visit www.partridgeslangonline.com
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Greed

Greed

He, for example, expresses his own special gallows humor when he speaks the phrase “pushing up daisies.” It is as though somebody— some “other”—were laughing through him at the downfall of the world and the ultimate triumph of material ...

Author: Salman Akhtar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429914331

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 233

Though references to it are scattered in the writings of Klein and Winnicott, the topic of greed has drawn meagre attention from contemporary psychoanalysts. This book fills that lacuna. Noting that the inconsolable, relentless, and coercive dimensions of such hunger have profoundly destructive impact upon the self and its objects, Greed: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms sheds light on the emotion's myriad manifestations as well as its camouflage by the ego's defensive operations. Issues of childhood deprivation, adolescent novelty-seeking, and clinging to the object-world toward the end of life are examined. The avarice that prevails in today's business world is discussed, as is the deleterious impact of greed upon marital relations. More to the clinician's interest, the book highlights the various ways in which greed makes its appearance during treatment, taking into account the tabooed topic of the analyst's own greed for money, prestige, and intellectual prowess. A remarkable contribution, indeed!
Categories: Psychology

Gone for a Walk

Gone for a Walk

I vaguely remember Pushing Up Daisies saying you would come out of the woods on top of Clingman's Dome and hike down a half mile to the parking lot. Here I am at the parking lot already. Turns out Just Jenn had left the note for ...

Author: Terri “Bumpkin” Sanders

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490895703

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 471

When author Terri Sanders hiked the Appalachian Trail, her biggest surprise was not that the trail was difficult or long; it was that the true test of endurance arose not from climbing over boulders or walking in torrential rain storms, but from being willing to look inward at her emotional baggage and choose to let it go. A compilation of journal entries from the trail, Gone for a Walk presents a compelling look at her 2,100-mile odyssey hiking the Appalachian Trail. She shares not only the story of her journey, the people she met along the way, and the scenery she witnessed, but also a brutally honest glimpse of her life and the struggles she faced growing up and later in life. She shares valuable insights as the Lord speaks to her, convincing her of her self-worth and His great love and acceptance for her. Through these revelations, she was finally able to come home to herself with true acceptance. A story of hiking, hope, and healing, Gone for a Walk offers a look at profound moments of the healing touch of God and demonstrates that His love for us is everlasting. It tells of an odyssey, grounded in perseverance and goal setting that changed Sanders’ life in unimaginable ways.
Categories: Religion

Agatha Raisin Pushing Up Daisies

Agatha Raisin  Pushing Up Daisies

Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'Sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-PC, M.C. Beaton has created a national treasure' Anne Robinson 'M.C. Beaton's imperfect ...

Author: M. C. Beaton

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 1472117344

Category:

Page: 192

View: 436

Allotment wars! Lord Bellingham, Carsely's biggest landholder, has enraged locals by saying he is going to sell off their allotments to make way for a new housing development. So when he turns up dead, poisoned by antifreeze, nobody mourns his passing. On another fine summer's day Agatha visits Carsley's allotments where everything looks peaceful and perfect: people of all ages digging in the soil and working hard to grow their own fruit and veg. Agatha feels almost tempted to take on a strip herself . . . but common sense soon prevails. She doesn't really like getting her hands dirty. She is introduced to three oldtimers who have just taken over a new strip; Harry Perry, Bunty Daventry and Josephine Merriweather are lamenting the neglected condition of the patch. But as Harry starts to shovel through the weeds and grass his spade comes across something hard so he bends down and tries to move the object. And then he starts to yell . . . The body is that of Peta Currie, a newcomer to the village - but who would want to murder her? Blonde and beautiful she's every local male's favourite. And then Lord Bellingham's son engages Agatha to do some digging of her own and very soon Agatha is thrown into a world of petty feuds, jealousies and disputes over land. It would seem that far from being tiny gardens of Eden, Carsley's allotments are local battlefields where passions - and the bodycount - run high! Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'Sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-PC, M.C. Beaton has created a national treasure' Anne Robinson 'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' Publishers Weekly 'The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshing, sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likeable heroine' Booklist
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Policing the Monstrous

Policing the Monstrous

The characters Ned raises from the dead simply wake up and carry on as if nothing had happened. Their only supernatural authority is that they can, often, remember the particular circumstances of their deaths. Pushing Daisies does not ...

Author: Ashley Szanter

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476670539

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 202

View: 436

"This pioneering collection sheds new light on what happens when television's familiar crime procedural lures us down a dark alley resistant to ordered understanding. Wielding an impressive array of critical approaches, Policing the Monstrous traces the shifting paradox of logical crime solving and elements of myth, magic, and the supernatural often embedded in the crime. As screens continue to showcase the "Stranger Things" happening across "Lovecraft Country," this useful volume investigates a hybrid television genre that subverts convention to pose profound questions of moral ballast and human failing."--Christine A. Jackson, professor emeritus, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, author of The Tell-Tale Art: Poe in Modern Popular Culture. This collection of new essays examines how the injection of supernatural creatures and mythologies transformed the hugely popular crime procedural television genre. These shows complicate the predictable and comforting patterns of the procedural with the inherently unknowable nature of the supernatural. From Sherlock to Supernatural, essays cover a range of topics including the gothic, the post-structural nature of The X-Files, the uncanny lure of Twin Peaks, trickster detectives, forensic fairy tales, the allure of the vampire detective, and even the devil himself.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Great Dictionary English French

The Great Dictionary English   French

push pin punaise push technology diffusion sélective push the boat out {verb} sortir le grand jeu push the envelope {verb} pousser le bouchon push up daisies {verb} (pushes up daisies, pushing up daisies, pushed up daisies) bouffer les ...

Author: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer

Publisher: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1000

View: 149

This dictionary contains around 130,000 English terms with their French translations, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind. It offers a wide vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms. The terms are translated from English to French. If you need translations from French to English, then the companion volume The Great Dictionary French - English is recommended.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

push the envelope to challenge current parameters. From aviation where ENVELOPE is the limit of a plane«s range and powers, via 1990s marketing speak. US, 1998. ) push up the daisies; pushing up the daisies to be dead, especially dead ...

Author: Tom Dalzell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317625117

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 864

View: 648

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English presents all the slang terms from The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. Containing over 60,000 entries, this concise new edition of the authoritative work details the slang and unconventional English of from around the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge’s own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning. New to this second edition: a new preface noting slang trends of the last eight years over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia, reflecting important developments in language and culture new terms from the language of social networking from a range of digital communities including texting, blogs, Facebook, Twitter and online forums many entries now revised to include new dating and new glosses, ensuring maximum accuracy of content. The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Warlord

Warlord

The voices were calling to her, telling her that Daisy needed her mother. She didn't know anyone called Daisy, or did she? The name was familiar and she turned it over inside her head. Daisy. Daisy. Pushing up daisies.

Author: SD Tanner

Publisher: Wildride Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 996

Warlord (Dead Force series, Book 5) In a Universe where nothing is as it seems, the Dead Force are splintering into factions, and every alien Tag meets seems to know more about him than he does, but none will tell him the truth. Finding Grunt’s army should have been easy, but they aren’t where he left them. Critically underpowered, it appears Tag has started the drum beat for a war he can’t possibly win. With trust in Tag’s leadership eroding, the race is on to build an allied force. Dead Force series is the latest in the SD Tanner collection. It’s a wild ride through space, filled with cool tech, mad aliens, and a stubborn squad refusing to quit. *** Dead Force series. Planned Release Schedule Books 1 - 3 (box set) Sandman, Lockdown, Firefight (available now) Book 4: Valhalla (available now) Book 5: Warlord (available now) Book 6: Judas (available now) Book 7: Eagle (September 2018) *** Tag is a man without a past and a bad future. Waking up in a chamber full of half a million sleepers is bound to confuse anyone, but learning you're on a spaceship hurtling through the universe will really ruin your day. Dead Force series (Books 1 - 3 available in a single box set) Book One: Sandman Finding over a million sleepers on three arks, an infestation of space fleas, and no idea how he or the squad got there, Tag is having a bad day. Uncovering the truth proves more bizarre than he could have guessed, but never one to pass up a challenge, Tag decides revenge is the best course of action. Book Two: Lockdown In search of the truth, Tag and his squad head to Earth where they learn just how far they are from where they started. Realizing they are not entirely blameless for what happened to the world, Tag desperately looks for a way to gain the upper hand against enemy aliens he can’t even find. Book Three: Firefight War is about real estate and, with Jessica near death, Tag is running out of time to reclaim even a small part of his country. The Dead Force are willing, but Tag must find a way to steal what he needs to turn them into an effective fighting force. Determined to slam a stake in the ground and declare it his, Tag raises his bet, but it just might be a step too far. Book Four: Valhalla Having secured Valhalla, home to his Dead Force army, Tag aims to steal more of the enemy’s arsenal before extending his control over Earth. He finds a planet called Caladar that may be to blame for all their trouble, but they might have the solution he’s looking for. Also by SD Tanner Books in Dead Force Dead Force Trilogy: Books 1-3 Valhalla: Dead Force Book 4 Warlord: Dead Force Book 5 Judas: Dead Force Book 6 Books in Navigator Navigator Boxset (Books 1-4) Books in Bombardier Bombardier Trilogy Books in WarriorSR WarriorSR Trilogy The Hunter Wars series Books in Hunter Wars Hunter Wars Boxset (Books 1-3) Hunter Wars Boxset (Books 4-6) Books in Eden Lost Trilogy Eden Lost Trilogy Standalone Books Time to Die Twisted Daze
Categories: Fiction