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  • Ms Flint, whose shock departure from the her position on a chaise-longue caused an enormous lack of reaction across the nation, announced her latest venture at a packed Press conference this morning attended by literally three journalists.

    Caroline Flint Announces New Career

  • ~~~~~~~~~~~French Vocabulary~~~~~~~~~ bon = right (conviction) la chaise-longue = deck chair en tout cas = in any case la récrimination = gripe, grumbling

    canard - French Word-A-Day

  • The writing style – except in the Iraq sections, where Blair the barrister has had a team of researchers marshal shedloads of evidence to plead his case for going to war – is often chaise-longue casual.

    Stryker McGuire: 'Americans have had a taste of Blair's feud with Gordon Brown, but they will be struck by Blair's venom'

  • Sadly, I look nothing like Miss Knightley and do not own a chaise-longue and am much more likely to be wearing milk-stained yoga pants than filmy Victorian nighties as I crumple inelegantly to the floor, so.

    Pass The Smelling Salts | Her Bad Mother

  • Or maybe just invest in some Victorian nightgowns, a chaise-longue and a bucket of smelling salts?

    Pass The Smelling Salts | Her Bad Mother

  • ALL of which should be done on a velvet covered chaise-longue with a box of delectable chocolates on hand.

    Pass The Smelling Salts | Her Bad Mother

  • And off I drove, the diable* chatting in my ear from his chaise-longue, * over there on the opposite shoulder.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • This would all be so much more compelling if I looked like Keira Knightley and wore filmy, lacy nightgowns and had a raspberry-velvet chaise-longue to fall upon backwards in a graceful faint.

    Archive 2008-02-24

  • This ‘slim, brilliant, very scary novel’ (John Sandoe Books) came out in 1953, it is about a young married woman who lies down on a chaise-longue and wakes to find herself imprisoned in the body of her alter ego ninety years before.

    The RIP read

  • Instead, she found two women from the village to lug that old chaise-longue up the hill.

    Words in a French Life

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