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  • Chevalier regarded as "amourettes," but they cost Chesnel something considerable in portions for forsaken damsels seduced under imprudent promises of marriage: yet other cases there were which came under an article of the Code as to the abduction of minors; and but for

    The Jealousies of a Country Town

  • As a general rule Somali women prefer amourettes with strangers, following the well-known Arab proverb, “The new comer filleth the eye.”

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • 'The demoiselle de Chateau-neuf, one of the king's _mignonnes_, before he went to Poland, having espoused, _par amourettes_, the

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • Why should we be saddled with the child of a Popish priest's amourettes?

    The Gadfly

  • Saint Valentine's days with their profane associations, a saint for finding lost objects and another for prospering amourettes, since all great and tragic loves have their inevitable patrons in Christ and the

    The Life of Reason

  • But in the gay middle period his pages overflow with decorative Cupids and tiny devils, joyful girls, dainty amourettes, and Parisian _putti_ -- they blithely kick their legs over the edges of eternity, and smile as if life were a snowball jest or a game at forfeits.

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • Grettir as a man almost everywhere lacks the last touches, while the sagaman has simply thrown away the opportunities afforded him by the insinuated amourettes with Steinvor and the daughters of the friendly spirits, and has made a mere _fabliau_ episode of another thing of the kind.

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)

  • Morris, for a time that condoned the amourettes of Benjamin Franklin, was virtuous.

    Confessions of a Book-Lover

  • Our preference that spring was for a certain meadow abloom with pink amourettes, and I always brought home great bouquets of these flowers.

    The Story of a Child

  • In that same meadow a migratory and ephemeral species of moth, black and pink (of the same pink as the amourettes) had hatched out, and they slept poised on the long stalks of the grass, or flew away as lightly as the flowers shed their petals when we walked through the hay ....

    The Story of a Child

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  • (n): Culinary term for the spinal marrow of oxen and calves used as a garnish or cooked in fritters, croquettes and other dishes.

    January 4, 2009