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  • Tim: because our farm doubles as our home ... we discourage "stop bys" and ask that visitors make an appointment first (or risk witnessing the maitresse de maison dissolve into a puddle of sweat on the front porch).

    la recolte - French Word-A-Day

  • I went up, and was making for the chamber I shared with Kralta when a soft voice called and I turned to see the Prince's maitresse-en-titre, she of the heroic bosom, standing in an open doorway in a silk night-rail that was never designed for sleeping.

    Watershed

  • Tim: because our farm doubles as our home... we discourage "stop bys" and ask that visitors make an appointment first or risk witnessing the maitresse de maison dissolve into a puddle of sweat on the front porch.

    la recolte - French Word-A-Day

  • The impression I got from that book was also that de la Valliere was rather sweet and naive for a maitresse en titre.

    Mistress of the Sun, by Sandra Gulland. Book review

  • When people asked me what I did I said, "Je suis une maitresse du web ..." and they all said, "Non, non, vous etes un webmaster."

    Is That Legal?: Legislating Cyber Lingo in France

  • John Baxter reading at Shakespeare & Co, 29/01/07, originally uploaded by maitresse.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • We met up before the show and I asked if I could take a picture of this dress, my favorite dress in the show, which she says is very "maitresse de pension" and I say is very Rochas, non?

    Coups de Foudre

  • Normal je suis son Pinku, c'est mon role de prendre soin de ma maitresse quand meme!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Reuter had already glided away, she was nowhere visible; a maitresse or teacher, the one who occupied the corresponding estrade to my own, alone remained to keep guard over me; she was a little in the shade, and, with my short sight, I could only see that she was of a thin bony figure and rather tallowy complexion, and that her attitude, as she sat, partook equally of listlessness and affectation.

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Order dissolved instantly; up started every pupil, I hastened to seize my hat, bow to the maitresse, and quit the room before the tide of externats should pour from the inner class, where I knew near a hundred were prisoned, and whose rising tumult I already heard.

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

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