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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.


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  • She pulled the bell rope for her maid, changed into black moiré with cut steel bretelles, and selected the peacock coloring of a Peri-taus shawl.

    Java Head

  • "Judy's frock will be green, but she wants bretelles like these on it."

    The Miller of Old Church

  • The trifle of muslin and lace, when perched on Patty's gold curls, was really most becoming; and though she removed her collar and bow, the frilled bretelles of the dainty apron were quite as effective, and Patty looked like the kind of waitress that is seen in amateur plays.

    Patty's Suitors

  • Presently he glanced through the window of the hall near at hand, noting how the tints of the pretty gowns of the two women now before the fire imparted a rich pictorial effect to the interior, the one costume being of a canary tint, with bretelles and girdle of brown velvet, while Mrs. Briscoe's striking beauty was accentuated by the artistic blending of two blues.

    The Ordeal A Mountain Romance of Tennessee

  • Classification des mots trouver un casque le désordre les épaulettes la saison le short à bretelles le garage la garde-robe les patins chercher les armoires la pratique les boîtes le chandail les bottes de ski le bâton de hockey le sous-sol l’équipement des sandales une casquette le champion des seaux les étagères des pelles les jambières


  • C’est du même acabit que les coupe-ongles dans les avions, c’est trop dangereux. sic Les bretelles aussi sont interdites dans la crèche de mon fils par exemple ogotaii


  • “Dans la lettre de licenciement, ils ont dit que j’avais nui à l’image de la société, mais je ne l’ai jamais citée, ni les noms des personnes avec qui je travaillais”, a-t-elle dit à l’AFP, même si elle évoque sur son blog son patron “très vieille école”, qui porte des bretelles.

    things fall apart

  • Mais j’en ai lu quelques-uns, quand même, d’où j’ai conclu deux choses : la première, c’est que tu as un talent fou pour l’écriture, et qu’il n’y a vraiment pas à s’en faire pour ton avenir; la seconde, c’est que le patron, ce qu’il ne t’a pas pardonné, c’est d’avoir révélé qu’il porte des bretelles.


  • The bride who was given away by her father, the M’Conifer of the Glands, looked exquisitely charming in a creation carried out in green mercerised silk, moulded on an underslip of gloaming grey, sashed with a yoke of broad emerald and finished with a triple flounce of darkerhued fringe, the scheme being relieved by bretelles and hip insertions of acorn bronze.


  • a triple flounce of darkerhued fringe, the scheme being relieved by bretelles and hip insertions of acorn bronze.



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  • He prefers to take his correction
    From a lass with a Nazi connection
    Who spreads her lapels
    Under leather bretelles
    And spanks him to show her affection.

    December 20, 2014

  • French term for suspenders

    August 18, 2008