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  • The Queen must have looked to her host not far removed from the docile young niece he had so carefully trained and tutored, as she sat by him in white lace and muslin, with flowers in her hair -- only bound by a _ferroniere_ of diamonds.

    Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen — Volume 1 Sarah Tytler 1870

  • Head-dress a bird's nest, with a bird of paradise, over a rich brass knocker en ferroniere.

    The Book of Snobs William Makepeace Thackeray 1837

  • One fellow had an extreme longing for a pretty ferroniere, and there was a private consultation about it, among them, I believe; but after some detention, and a pretty close examination of the passports, we were permitted to proceed.

    A Residence in France Cooper, J Fenimore 1836


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  • A coronet worn on the forehead; named after Leonardo da Vinci's portrait La Belle Ferronnière.

    August 15, 2008