Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of fourchette.

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Examples

  • After cutting the large piece for the front and back of the glove, he cut out from the scraps remaining the "fourchettes," or _forks_; that is, the narrow strips that make the sides of the fingers.

    Makers of Many Things

  • The table is nicked, scratched, and sullied from enough errant knives and fourchettes* that the surface looks, on second glance, like a wall of faded hieroglyphics.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • La rue reprenait son calme et devenait même presque déserte tandis que le ballet des fourchettes commençait.

    Tante Marie-Francoise

  • The table is nicked, scratched, and sullied from enough errant knives and fourchettes that the surface looks, on second glance, like a wall of faded hieroglyphics.

    regle - French Word-A-Day

  • "Eh b'en, après ça quat 'assiettes, des couteaux, des fourchettes ----" All the appurtenances of a homely table were quickly put in.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 8, 1916

  • Notice that two of the fingers have only one fourchette, while the others have two fourchettes each.

    Makers of Many Things

  • Notice that the fourchettes are sewed together on the wrong side, the other seams on the right side, and that the tiny bits of facing and lining are hemmed down by hand.

    Makers of Many Things

  • The most luscious Ostend oysters were at once introduced; they lifted them with bright silver _fourchettes_ from plates of Sevres porcelain, and each guest touched his lips afterward with a glass of refined _vermeuth_.

    Bohemian Days Three American Tales

  • Eastern love-tales are always bonne fourchettes: they eat and drink hard enough to scandalise the sentimental amourist of the West; but it is understood that this abundant diet is necessary to qualify them for the Herculean labours of the love night.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Palm and fourchettes made of black microfiber synthetic leather

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