from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as spun silk (which see, under silk).


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  • I came to point out what anonymous already said, that today's "fantaisie" is blatently based on ignorance.

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  • He was therefore affected by her 'fantaisie', and by the same reason easily persuaded that she would not keep to it beyond the first night.

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  • "Ça vaut la peine," * the women say, as they sort through boxes of bijoux de fantaisie.


  • "Ça vaut la peine,"* the women say, as they sort through boxes of bijoux de fantaisie.


  • Il errait chaque soir, en murmurant sa triste fantaisie ;

    Literary translation (English)

  • “Girls today have no fantaisie,” opined Grace who, now that her divorce was finalized, had come back to visit.

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  • The site includes DOZENS of categories, basically any theme you can think of from aeroplanes to Alphonse Mucha to “fantaisie”.

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  • J'ai pensé au début que ce serait la même et inéluctable histoire, celle que l'on relit encore et toujours dans tous les livres de fantaisie.


  • Every one now had tasted the wassail-cup except Paulina, whose pas de fée, ou de fantaisie, nobody thought of interrupting to offer so profanatory a draught; but she was not to be overlooked, nor baulked of her mortal privileges.


  • MANIE, _f. _, habitude bizarre; fantaisie portée à l'extrême.

    French Conversation and Composition


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