from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of epigram.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small fillet of game, poultry, lamb, or other delicate meat prepared and served as an entrée.
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We are now, it must be remembered, in the time of Louis XV, the time of beautiful gaiety and light sarcasm, of epigramme, and miniature, and of all that declared itself _multum in parvo_.
She had anticipated entertaining the bridegroom-elect at luncheon, and had ordered lobster-cream and an _epigramme d'agneau a la Russe_ as suitable delicacies; she expected confidential consultation and delightful plans; she had even speculated on so managing that the double event: -- Angela Bradley's marriage with Errington and Katherine's with
I recommend you read the whole piece, but here are what I consider the essential points (after the exhortationalistic epigramme at the top of this entry).
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