Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of fichu.

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Examples

  • They stand by the front door acting as though they have to pee, when, in fact, they are simply jonesing for more fichus berries.

    The Nervous Breakdown

  • Dost thou recall our innumerable joys, and all those fichus changed to rags?

    Les Miserables

  • Je continue ma lecture des CGU arghl le lien que je viens de faire refuse de s'arrêter, c'est pour ça que je déteste ces fichus éditeurs visuels à la noix.

    Quelques balises HTML pour blogueurs — Climb to the Stars

  • The women were all in their bravest attire, with cunning little fichus crossed upon their breasts, broad-striped, brightly colored skirts, and large white coifs.

    The Honor of the Name

  • The ladies, wearing bonnets, had on dresses in the town fashion, gold watch chains, pelerines with the ends tucked into belts, or little coloured fichus fastened down behind with a pin, and that left the back of the neck bare.

    Madame Bovary

  • The chorus filed in wearing powdered wigs and pastel costumes — the women in lace fichus and voluminous skirts; the men in knee breeches, waistcoats, and stocks.

    The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare

  • To her stepmother she did not feel that she was very useful; but she could at any rate make new caps for her, new lace fichus and bows, which caused Mrs. Colwyn occasionally to remark with some complacency that Janetta had been quite _wasted_ at Miss

    A True Friend A Novel

  • There were fichus, small and large, with patterns simple and elaborate, looking as though a breath might blow them out of existence, so fragile was their substance.

    Glenloch Girls

  • The third girl, with a delight for old-fashioned ways, was followed by six maids in quaint Colonial gowns of plain or flowered silk, no two costumes alike, save for soft white lace fichus.

    Entertaining Made Easy

  • Marie Antoinette used this pretty lace as well as Valenciennes extensively to trim her favourite lawn dresses and fichus when she and the ladies of her Court retired to the Petit Trianon to play at being shepherdesses.

    Chats on Old Lace and Needlework

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