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  • Pg. 161, "billets deux" changed to "billets doux", seems more appropriate in context. (six or eight _billets doux_.)

    In Eastern Seas Or, the Commission of H.M.S. 'Iron Duke,' flag-ship in China, 1878-83

  • Unfortunately, the word doux douces in feminine plural actually means sweet, soft, mild, gentle, pleasant but not the opposite of rough.

    Assorted Protector Pads/Tampons protecteurs assortis

  • I have had a billet-doux from a woman of sixty, which has given me the spleen to that degree, I could out-rail a hypocritical fanatic.

    The Beau Defeated: or, The Lucky Younger Brother

  • Mr. Brown’s billet doux is nearly twice as long as that of Mr. Cameron and is surprisingly gloomy in tone.

    Archive 2007-12-30

  • “The liqueur content is increased, according to how sweet you want your wine to be—extra dry, dry, demi-doux and doux, which is disgustingly sweet and will never be served at my table.”


  • This will make a very soft, almost liquid, dough …. or as a like to call it, a "doux".

    Cookie Madness

  • That's not exactly news, and just because he left a trail of e-mails that would make a romance novel writer cringe doesn't make him a complete embarrassment; billets-doux don't hold up well under klieg lights.

    Judgment Day for Mark Sanford

  • Expressions: une lune de miel = a honeymoon des paroles de miel = honeyed words, sweet nothings doux comme le miel = sweet like honey faire son miel de quelque chose = to profit from something (an idea, information) lit: "to make one's honey from something" être tout sucre, tout miel = to be polite in an exaggerated or hypocritical way


  • - With a feminine sing noun, the adj “doux” becomes “douce”.

    stagiaire - French Word-A-Day

  • - With feminine plural, which is the case in your sentence (as it applies to “lèvres”, feminine plural), “doux” becomes “douces”.

    stagiaire - French Word-A-Day


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