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  • Par tout le parc les platanes portent le ciel, et quelques-uns dans leur cime l'oiseau espiègle du soleil.

    Archive 2009-09-01 David McDuff 2009

  • The only thing I feel sure about is that she's _espiègle_, and altogether delightful.

    A Comedy of Masks A Novel Arthur Moore 1909

  • Isabella Linton -- a charming girl of eighteen with an _espiégle_ face and a thin sweetness of disposition that could easily turn sour -- Isabella Linton fell in love with

    Emily Brontë 1900

  • Her expression was gay and _espiègle_, and not without a spice of irony, on the whole more French than German.

    The Countess of Albany Vernon Lee 1895

  • Her eyes, black as sloes, were fringed with long dark eyelashes which gave their glances an _espiègle_ expression.

    The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies 1867

  • The few letters given of hers in Mr. Lockhart's life of Scott, give the impression of an amiable, petted girl, of somewhat thin and _espiègle_ character, who was rather charmed at the depth and intensity of

    Sir Walter Scott (English Men of Letters Series) Richard Holt Hutton 1861

  • French women ever do walk, nimbly moving their little feet _bien chaussé_, and with an air half timid, half _espiègle_, that elicits the admiration they affect to avoid.

    The Idler in France Marguerite Blessington 1819

  • He was a bright boy, and precocious as a lady-killer; for, already, before we had left far behind us the pleasant slopes of Bay Ridge, with its peeping villa-parapets of brown and white, and its umbrageous masses of chromatic green, he had evidently engaged the affections of an _espiègle_ little straw-bonnet-maker, who did her hair something like his own, in a close-curled crop, and had her pretty little person safely shut up in a high-necked dress.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 40, February, 1861 Various

  • _espiègle_, highly artificial style of "Tom Moore's" after compositions, his "Pastoral Ballad" will be what Coleridge called his Vision, a

    Notes and Queries, Number 189, June 11, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc. Various 1852


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