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  • n. Plural form of grisette.


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  • India, of _rastaquoueres_ from the sister empire of Brazil; the state carriages, with the outriders and postilions in the green and gold of the Empress, swept through the Champs Elysees, and at the Bal Bulier, and at Mabile the students and "grisettes" introduced the cancan.

    Real Soldiers of Fortune

  • They are grisettes, poor seamstresses of the 1830s who lived apart from their families in the capitol, and with whom artists and university students commonly had romantic liaisons.

    La Bohème

  • The streets of the Latin quarter, filled with throngs of students and grisettes, saw the beginning of their dream.

    Les Miserables

  • That is one way of taking our revenge for the capers that mesdames our grisettes play on us.

    Les Miserables

  • Although they crossed paths with grisettes like Manon Lescaut, there was nothing romantic or operatic about their lives.

    Finding a Lost Prince of Bohemia

  • The women are horribly stupid down there; I much prefer the grisettes of the

    A Start in Life

  • If this exemplary youth had better known the human heart, he might without risk have allowed himself some flirtations among the grisettes of Besancon who looked up to him as a king; his affairs might perhaps have been all the more hopeful with the strict and prudish Baroness.

    Albert Savarus

  • Amedee gave this boy white cotton gloves and his washing, and thirty-six francs a month to keep himself — a sum that seemed enormous to the grisettes of Besancon: four hundred and twenty francs a year to a child of fifteen, without counting extras!

    Albert Savarus

  • Latin — the Paris student, whose exploits among the grisettes are so celebrated, and whose fierce republicanism keeps gendarmes for ever on the alert.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • Thousands of the poorer classes are there: mechanics in their Sunday clothes, smiling grisettes, smart dapper soldiers of the line, with bronzed wondering faces, marching together in little companies of six or seven, and stopping every now and then at Napoleon or Leonidas as they appear in proper vulgar heroics in the pictures of David or

    The Paris Sketch Book


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