Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of fleur-de-lis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of fleur-de-lis.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She replied that she hadn't noticed any stained glass, but that the ceiling was low and claustrophobic and covered with so many golden fleurs-de-lis that the overall effect was tasteless.

    The Parisian Jewel for the Jerusalem Crown

  • The stunning pieces feature saints medallions, rosary-inspired chains, crosses on dog tags, fleurs-de-lis and others.

    Zorianna Kit: 2011 Emmy Awards Gifting Suites

  • The British colonies, meanwhile flew the British flag which eventually replaced the fleurs-de-lis when France ceded its colonies to Britain as part of its settlement in the Treaty of Utrecht (any historians may be tearing their hair out over my foreshortened version of Canadian history … sorry … trying to summarise not write a thesis!).

    2009 June « Mudpuddle

  • Tall grass yield to a breeze; sinewy vines describe jump ropes and garlands, and stylized fleurs-de-lis that lean Zen-like toward the sun.

    James Scarborough: Lisa Adams and the Spirituality of Imperfection

  • A burgundy carpet with gold fleurs-de-lis covered the floor, and an ornate chandelier dripping with crystals hung from the ceiling.

    Georgia’s Kitchen

  • And it was completely in character when they stopped beside a tall wrought-iron gate, spiky with fleurs-de-lis, so that the younger could remove a bottle from her weekend bag and pass it furtively to the other.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • The embroidered motif consists of alternating white birds and flower motifs, maybe fleurs-de-lis.

    Hairnets, part II

  • The pendant of the Saint-Esprit was a Maltese cross azure, bordered argent, with a dove displayed pointing downward, and fleurs-de-lis between the branches of the cross.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • The front door was a massive slab of oak, arched on top, with raised paneling engraved with hand-sized fleurs-de-lis.

    Richard Paul Evans Ebook Christmas Set

  • Their red robes, the ermine in which they wrap themselves like furry cats, the courts in which they administer justice, the fleurs-de-lis, and all such august apparel were necessary; if the physicians had not their cassocks and their mules, if the doctors had not their square caps and their robes four times too wide, they would never have duped the world, which cannot resist so original an appearance.

    2009 May « Anglican Samizdat

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