from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A narrow gauze ribbon with satin stripes.
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"You are very kind," said she, hesitating, and fluttering out the broad, snowy love-ribbon that was to ornament her lute, "but, if you please, -- indeed" --
At the same moment, Paula, who had by no means abandoned the lost love-ribbon, cried from within, --
She was sitting one warm afternoon at the open window up-stairs, looking over a box of airy trifles, flowers and bows and laces, searching for a parcel of sheer white love-ribbon, a slip of woven hoarfrost that was not to be found.
However, Eve was not to be baffled; she remembered distinctly having had the love-ribbon in her hands on the day she first proposed the dress; it must be found, and she sat down again at the open casement, intrenched behind twenty boxes of like treasure, in any one of which the thing might have hidden itself away, while her mother came up and established herself with a fan at the other window, and Paula, descending from her perch, rummaged the neighboring dressing-room.
Now don't you think black _glace_ silk, and trimmed with love-ribbon, black of course, but scalloped -- "