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  • n. Plural form of chaise.


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  • Those in chaises and chariots are in at least one way like political critics, of either the 1830s or our own day: they look before and after, and pine for what is not.

    Captivation and Liberty in Wordsworth's Poems on Music

  • Fat old French gentlemen spread themselves out in chaises longues and make all necessary preparations for sea-sickness.

    In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World

  • Each day throwing off their royal blue fleece-effect blankets, rising yawning from their modular chaises, each day exploring their fellow forgotten men's eyes and bodies and emotions, each day discovering new ways of living sans femme.

    Mollycoddling the men

  • There was a volleyball game being played on the lawn, eating at the tables on the patio, people lying on chaises poolside, and even quite a few in the pool enjoying the water.

    Recipe for Love

  • This piece will please not only lovers of radical design, but also all those who are seduced by a multiplicity of possible sitting positions, and the as yet unheard-of conviviality offered by its colourful, unbridled compositions with evocative names such as the ‘Toi et moi’ (‘You and me’) love seat, the ‘small conversation settee’ and ‘large conversation settee’, or the 4-seat settee with two integral chaises longue.

    Confluences by Philippe Nigro

  • I'm not sure I could have seen Harry — who, once his son Menzo was a teenager, moved from the lawn overlooking the baby pool to the chaises under the trees beside the grown-up pool — at the Excelsior.

    A Great Novelist's Soft Side

  • Jean-Marc and I left our chaises-longues* and headed for the snack bar to get some sandwiches.

    canard - French Word-A-Day

  • You might have to shop around for a good price, but "les chaises en valent certainement la peine" (= sure, the chairs are worthwhile).

    clandestin - French Word-A-Day

  • I once went through a museum exhibit totally devoted to chaises longues, and their relationship to architecture.

    I Need to Go Lie Down Now

  • The beach restaurant and open-air nightclub, run by garrulous local chef and demi-celeb Guy Ferdinand, has an overhead water misting system to keep guests cool at their tables, and rents super-wide chaises longues for 10 euros per day cocktail included.

    Take Monday Off: Martinique


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