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  • n. Plural form of trousseau.

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Examples

  • No more so was this seen than with highly anticipated weddings of society women, whose trousseaux, bridesmaids, groom, and wedding gifts were newspaper fodder even for those invited!

    The Wedding | Edwardian Promenade

  • For years, Lowe worked in Florida creating gowns for the trousseaux of socialites.

    Black Fashion Museum collection finds a fine home with Smithsonian

  • To help support the family, Magnin opened a small store and began sewing and selling lace-trimmed baby clothes, lingerie, and bridal trousseaux, an art she had learned from her mother.

    Mary Ann Cohen: Magnin.

  • The only funerary trousseaux that remain intact are those of Hetepheres, mother of Cheops, which, it seems, were buried once again in the vicinity of the grand pyramid, and of Iahhetep I, whose sarcophagus was discovered by Mariette on the left bank of Thebes.

    Exhibit of Egyptian Queens

  • And they are busy planning as soon-to-be-married couples would be, having little tiffs over the usual stuff, bonding over the usual stuff, picking out trousseaux, like, again, any couple that is soon to be married -- lots of white, sexy, frilly lingerie pieces.

    CNN Transcript Jul 25, 2003

  • For once, my Victorian reading came to the rescue, and I realized that what I was beholding was none other than the remains of an old custom no longer in use, the echo of an era when the homes of the wealthy had mannequins made to measure for different members of the family, used for tailoring their dresses and trousseaux.

    The Shadow of the Wind

  • Let other girls record their crushes and their dresses, their tresses and trousseaux.

    Fall On Your Knees

  • '' It will have to be by special license, then, and not by banns and betrothal parties and the gathering of trousseaux and St. George's and all that.

    Snow Angels

  • The trousseaux of her ladies-in-waiting are not yet ready.

    Lucretia Borgia According to Original Documents and Correspondence of Her Day

  • It was with the delight of the reprieved client of a painless dentist that I read your admission that when such vital things as trousseaux and weddings are in question, you are very much like other girls -- and perhaps even a little more so.

    White Ashes

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