Definitions

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  • noun A piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying ornaments

Etymologies

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From French étagère, from étage

Examples

  • Yes, in very truth, if Risler, while he held her in his grasp last night, had in his frenzy broken that fragile little head, a whole world of 'etagere' ornaments would have come from it in place of a brain.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Sidonie was an 'etagere' covered with childish toys, petty, trivial knickknacks, microscopic fans, dolls 'tea-sets, gilded shoes, little shepherds and shepherdesses facing one another, exchanging cold, gleaming, porcelain glances.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • That 'etagere' was Sidonie's very soul, and her thoughts, always commonplace, petty, vain, and empty, resembled those gewgaws.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The bohemian glass on the 'etagere' is no longer there.

    Men, Women and Ghosts

  • The lustres of the chandelier are bright, and clusters of rubies leap in the bohemian glasses on the 'etagere'.

    Men, Women and Ghosts

  • The one thing above all others in that room that recalled Sidonie was an 'etagere' covered with childish toys, petty, trivial knickknacks, microscopic fans, dolls 'tea-sets, gilded shoes, little shepherds and shepherdesses facing one another, exchanging cold, gleaming, porcelain glances.

    Fromont and Risler — Complete

  • That 'etagere' was Sidonie's very soul, and her thoughts, always commonplace, petty, vain, and empty, resembled those gewgaws.

    Fromont and Risler — Complete

  • Yes, in very truth, if Risler, while he held her in his grasp last night, had in his frenzy broken that fragile little head, a whole world of 'etagere' ornaments would have come from it in place of a brain.

    Fromont and Risler — Complete

  •  The wrought-iron etagere and assorted knick-knacks, their rock-maple dinette set, pine bedroom suite.

    Garden

  • Deja que mon etagere est completement destroy (merci papoune pour la reparation), les deux lits etaient completement pétés et que je n'ai pas de bureau (alors que je dois en avoir un c ecrit!) alors franchement pour le prix qu'on paie ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

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