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  • You cannot look so innocent but I can see your pretty little villany quite plain — you dear little diablesse.

    Uncle Silas 2003

  • Kate, when she chose, could be verily a little elf, a demon; as Mrs. Hamlyn often put it, "a diablesse."

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 4, April, 1891 Various

  • Everybody fears the jumbie, or evil spirit that walks the night; and the duppy, the rolling calf, the ghost of the murdered one; all pray that they may never meet the diablesse, the beautiful negress with glittering eyes, who passes silently through fields where people are at work, and smiling on any one of them compels him to follow her, -- where?

    Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate 1879

  • Carlyle's was and ever will be one of the greatest names in English literature, and it is very amusing to observe how the gossip-makers, who judge of genius by tittle-tattle and petty personal defects, have condemned him _in toto_ because he was not an angel to a dame who was certainly a bit of a _diablesse_.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland 1863

  • Indeed Humfrey, who came in for a moment to receive his master's orders, report his watch, and greet his lady, narrated, on the authority of the lately enlisted men-at-arms, that M. de Nid de Merle had promised twenty crowns to any one who might shoot down the heretics 'little white _diablesse_.

    The Chaplet of Pearls Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862

  • Everything would have gone off splendidly if that little _diablesse_

    The Cockaynes in Paris Or 'Gone abroad' W. Blanchard Jerrold 1855

  • You cannot look so innocent but I can see your pretty little villany quite plain -- you dear little diablesse.

    Uncle Silas A Tale of Bartram-Haugh Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1843

  • The best way is to let her alone; she must be a _diablesse_ by what you told me.

    The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 2 George Gordon Byron Byron 1806

  • - For Queen Caroline, to his confidants he termed her "cette diablesse Madame la Princesse."

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1 Horace Walpole 1757

  • Yes Ellis it's sponsored through the Swedish Illustrators association det ska jag Camillla thanks Felicity and curandera / diablesse / niki

    Mattias Inks 2008


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  • JM intones "C'est une diablesse, une vraie diablesse."

    February 1, 2009