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  • Brahms 'Hungarian Dances, because Dora would not lend me hers last year because she said they were too difficult for me; as if that were any business of hers; surely my music mistress is a better judge; then some writing paper with my monogram, a new en-tout-cas with everything complete, and hair ribbons and other trifles.

    A Young Girl's Diary

  • The hard court of clay or dirt, cinder, en-tout-cas, or asphalt allows more continuous play and uniform conditions in more kinds of weather.

    The Art of Lawn Tennis

  • The en-tout-cas court of peculiar red surface is the most popular composition in England and the Continent.

    The Art of Lawn Tennis

  • Dances, because Dora would not lend me hers last year because she said they were too difficult for me; as if _that_ were any business of hers; surely my music mistress is a better judge; then some writing paper with my monogram, a new en-tout-cas with everything complete, and hair ribbons and other trifles.

    A Young Girl's Diary

  • His umbrella was a dainty en-tout-cas with a mother-of-pearl handle, that had answered well enough in heavy mist or soft drizzle.

    Penelope's Irish Experiences

  • There were the big trunk and the little one, and the plaids with loosened strap, the umbrella, the _en-tout-cas_, the bouquet, and the book.

    Norse Tales and Sketches

  • Before her, upon the other sofa, she had all her dear little things, which seemed to lie and smile at her -- the bouquet and the book, the _en-tout-cas_ and the umbrella, and the very plaids, with the strap completely unfastened.

    Norse Tales and Sketches

  • _en-tout-cas_, the plaids with loosened strap, the bouquet, and the book, everything would be thrown into her lap, and she would hold on to them until the next station was reached, while the station-master's honest wife stood and feebly waved the young lady's pocket-handkerchief, in a manner which could not possibly attract her attention.

    Norse Tales and Sketches

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  • I only ever came across this word in relation to tennis courts. I think.

    October 11, 2008