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Examples

  • With your ... harmless (to you) tales of “chifferobe bustin” gone horribly awry.

    Miss Ashley and Her Chifferobe...Busted.

  • The west bedroom was generously large, equipped with a mahogany chifferobe, a brass-railed bed, and big windows.

    Spin

  • Queerness for Madonna, then, must be seen as one of many designer costumes in her chifferobe (chiffre-à-robe = to quantify dresses).

    PopMatters

  • Baby now I just open up my chifferobe and you'll see where my dollar lies Son Bonds sings 80 runs from Frisco, Texas to the Atlantic which is about right these days.

    Expecting Rain

  • Chifferobe: Ethel of Bethlehem is looking for a wood chifferobe.

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  • Rather than a chifferobe, the item of furniture I associate with young Ben is …

    Sadly, No!

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  • Well... that's just wrong.
    ;)

    October 22, 2007

  • Also, if appears that chiffrobe is somewhat used.

    October 22, 2007

  • Ah, the great enemy of spelling, the schwa.

    October 22, 2007

  • I think this is more properly spelled chifforobe (which has some comments on it that are worth reading). This is the way I've always thought it was spelled--but the spelling chiffarobe apparently also has its fans.

    October 22, 2007