Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ruff of the kind worn during the early years of the seventeenth century by both men and women. Compare ruff, 1.
- n. A cope, the ecclesiastical garment especially so called when considered as an object of decorative art.
“The cheapest place of all, however, is in the rotonde, which is the omnibus-like compartment, in the end of the diligence, behind.”
“The passengers in "coupé," "rotonde," and "interieure" popped out their heads, the passengers on the "banquette" stared, until at last, just as the postillions were dismounting to reconnoitre, twelve figures rose up from behind the barricade, indistinct in the gloom, and bringing their rifles to their shoulders took aim.”
“GF courted me at one of these rotonde, making me feel like a real woman, much older and more sophisticated than my friends, and not the teenager I was.”
“The coach, to which were harnessed four iron-gray horses that would have done honor to the Messageries-royales, was divided into three compartments, coupe, interieur, and rotonde, with an imperiale above.”
“Mrs. B. was arrayed in a superb speckled foulard, with the stripes running fore and aft, and with collets and camails to match; also, a rotonde of Chantilly lace, embroidered with blue and yellow dogs, and birds and things, done in cruel…”
“Just before supper, which was served at little round tables in a room opening out of the rotonde, the late King of Denmark, then Crown Prince, brother of the Princess of Wales, told me he would like to go up-stairs and see all the rooms; he had always heard that the Palais d'Orsay was a beautiful house.”
“I entered the rotonde, in which I happened to be the only passenger, and the coach, lightly laden as it was, soon set off at full gallop.”
“Consequently, I hired from a builder of public conveyances, for two hundred francs a month, a diligence which had formerly been used in the environs of Paris; it was composed of a coupÃ© and a vast rotonde, over which was an impÃ©riale for the luggage.”
“You get into the rotonde by a door behind, like the door of an omnibus.”
“The baggage is always stored upon the top of the diligence, behind the banquette, and directly over the interior and the rotonde.”
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