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  • Hence the church is adorned with gemmed crowns of light--no, with lustres like cartwheels, circled all round with lamps, but no less brilliant with precious stones that stud them.

    The singing of Psalms and the Divine Office

  • 'You are superlatively in the good graces of fortune to-night,' cried her new friend, 'superlatively to a degree, you may not meet with such an invaluably uncommon object in twenty lustres.'

    Camilla

  • Je trouve aussi qu'une journée pour bloguer à 100% (finir les brouillons, écrire ces billets auxquels on pense depuis des lustres mais y'a toujours plus urgent à faire) serait pas mal, ainsi qu'un pour mettre à jour ses uploads de photos sur Flickr... (quoi? vous êtes à jour? zou!)

    Two Successes! WPD2 and WoWiPAD1 — Climb to the Stars

  • The saloon was brilliantly lighted by eight chandeliers with dependent glass lustres; and at each end two mirrors, the height of the room, prolonged interminably the magnificent scene.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • In such esteem it continued for many ages, till at length Mesue and some other Arabians began to reject and reprehend it, upon whose authority for many following lustres, it was much debased and quite out of request, held to be poison and no medicine; and is still oppugned to this day by [4225] Crato and some junior physicians.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And the lustres, and the pictures, what luxury well carried out!

    The Magic Skin

  • Stupid slaves of the press, on that ground which you at present occupy, there were men of wit and pleasure and fashion, some five-and-twenty lustres ago.

    Burlesques

  • How strange the epigraphs look in those half-boyish hands, and what a thrill the sight of the documents gives one after the lapse of a few lustres!

    The History of Pendennis

  • Stupid slaves of the press, on that ground which you at present occupy, there were men of wit and pleasure and fashion, some five-and-twenty lustres ago.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • Everybody of the middle rank who walks through this life with a sympathy for his companions on the same journey — at any rate, every man who has been jostling in the world for some three or four lustres — must make no end of melancholy reflections upon the fate of those victims whom Society, that is, Snobbishness, is immolating every day.

    The Book of Snobs

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