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1The seed capsule of a poppy.
- ‘Francesca pushed over some grasses to sit down, and played with a poppy head.’
- ‘She uses poppy heads, seeds and bark for percussion and she really does give the feeling that she's out in the open air whooping and calling across the fields in a frenzy of vocal exploration!’
- ‘It was noon next day when he stood on the platform, the train breathing steam alongside like an impatient dragon or an old scholar puffing poppy heads.’
- ‘Their eyes fell heavy like poppy heads and their mouths gasped, as though ready to accept the glittering Eucharist from the hands of his Holiness himself.’
2An ornamental top on the end of a church pew.
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