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- n. Plural form of cassolette.
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She answered noncommittally to begin with, but after a time, when he had given her a more than sketchy history of a particularly interesting pair of cassolettes in one of the bedrooms, she turned to face him.
Powdered ambergris is used in the manufacture of cassolettes -- little ivory or bone boxes perforated -- which are made to contain a paste of strong-smelling substances, to carry in the pocket or reticule; also in the making of peau d'Espagne, or Spanish skin, used for perfuming writing paper and envelopes, and which will be described hereafter.
With pomp and circumstance, with episcopal Calicoes in tricolor girdles, Altar of Fatherland smoking with cassolettes, or incense-kettles; the vast Champ-de-Mars wholly hung round with black mortcloth, -- which mortcloth and expenditure Marat thinks had better have been laid out in bread, in these dear days, and given to the hungry living Patriot.
And still the festival went on; the fairest women of the Court fluttered and glittered like gilded butterflies from place to place; princes and nobles, attired in all the gorgeous magnificence of the time, formed a living mosaic of splendour on the marble floors; floating perfumes escaped from jewelled _cassolettes_; light laughter was blent with music and with song; the dance sped merrily; and heaps of gold rapidly exchanged owners at the play tables.
Before she could open her indignant mouth to voice the tumbling thoughts in her head, he went on smoothly: "You were asking about these cassolettes; used for perfume, as I'm sure you know.
a thousand keys to lassos a thousand priestly crows howl strike the rock and the earth I people it with fish let flags loom over the factories and sound your cohort sound your renewal in flames sound your silver dais sound your array and disarray sound your lightning-rod spoons sound your onyx clogs sound your arachnoid horizon sound your cassolettes sound your little glasses twisted by disaster sound your groanings sound your grenade shrapnel