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  • The tender mythological group "Andromeda" by Robert le Lorrain (1666-1743), as well as Jean-Antoine Houdon's allegory "Winter, or La frileuse," whose wind-swept drapery envelopes the figure's head while leaving her bottom bare, echo the delicious eroticism in the contemporaneous paintings of François Boucher and the terra-cotta works of that master of rococo sexuality, Michel Clodion.

    France's Artistic Mettle in Metal

  • Il fait tellement doux que je ne sens même pas une once de froid — et je suis frileuse.

    2007 February — Climb to the Stars

  • "Comment," said Jeanne, affecting indignation, "si tu n'étais pas si frileuse tu donnerais ton édredon?"

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, May 23, 1917

  • Never shall I forget ... she is frileuse, and shivers into them!

    The Tragic Comedians — Volume 3

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