- n. Plural form of portiere.
“The portieres were a very clever ruse of Mrs. Balmer.”
“There are verandas on each side of the doorway with stone benches; the doorway and window frames are hung with "portieres" of split reeds, and a ladder does duty for door steps.”
“But the next instant he had passed out of the hall through the heavy portieres and stood inside the drawing-room.”
“Ms. LEIGH: (as Scarlet O'Hara) Great balls of fire, they're my portieres now.”
“Ms. HATTIE MCDANIEL (Actress): (as Mammy) What you up to in Miss Ellen's portieres?”
“Ms. MCDANIEL: (as Mammy) Not out of Miss Ellen's portieres, not while I got breath in my body.”
“Halfway up the stairs, I looked back to see Vera still hiding behind the beaded portieres, clinging to them for balance as her feet shuffled in rhythm to the music; watching until the very end.”
“Miss Kitty beat me to the line--Miss Scarlett, don't you be doing that with your mama's portieres!”
“Italian silk, portieres hanging from rods of old oak in tapestried masses on which the figures of some hunting scene are swarming, pieces of furniture worthy to have belonged to Madame de Pompadour,”
“The portieres, held back by cords, gave a vista through two elegant salons, one white and gold, comparable only to that of the hotel Forbin – Janson, the other in the style of the Renaissance.”
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