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  • n. a fine strong sheer silky fabric made of silk or rayon or nylon


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  • I especially regret the lack of more extensive information about this intriguing actress, since Madame Ninon is a lively, feisty, argumentative character whose stage ancestry seems likely to extend all the way back to

    Cast and Characters

  • Father de Smet would not at any time have called Ninon a scarlet woman.

    A Mountain Woman

  • "Ninon," he whispered, "it is on my soul not to let you go to-night.

    A Mountain Woman

  • "Ninon," he said, "lived a long while ago, and did not properly refer the tall stranger to her mamma.

    From Jest to Earnest

  • Ninon generously turned over to Françoise one of her own lovers, the handsome marquis de Villarceaux.

    Louis XIV's Secret Wife

  • The Creature watches young William (who enters at the end of the Fritz-Ninon scene) now tease Fritz and engage him in a game of ball-throwing that concludes with the Creature's abduction from the stage of the young boy, who will die offstage.

    Novel into Drama and onto the Stage

  • Salter, for instance, like Mrs Weippert (see Madame Ninon, above) was another of the provincial actors signed by Arnold at the English Opera House to frustrate the monopolistic practices of the so-called legitimate theatres when it came to "off-season" employment (Oxberry, 1: 147-48).

    Cast and Characters

  • Madame Ninon, whose rather formal name seems an odd fit with her status as the wife of Fritz, the servant, is perhaps meant to suggest Ninon de Lenclos, a 17c.

    Cast and Characters

  • A fourth couple also figures in Presumption: these are the remarkable figures of Fritz, the Swiss servant, and his wife, Madame Ninon.

    Novel into Drama and onto the Stage

  • Ninon understood something that many courtesans did of her day.

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