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  • n. Plural form of millefleur.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Perfume made from several kinds of flowers.


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  • An odour of millefleurs rustled by them as Charles Honeyman accompanied by his ecclesiastical valet, passed the pew from the vestry, and took his place at the desk.

    The Newcomes

  • "His _millefleurs_ is at all events uncommonly like a muskrat," said Salisbury.

    Louis' School Days A Story for Boys

  • All the way up the staircase in the house of tapestries are dainty bits of _millefleurs_, that Gothic invention for transferring a block of the spring woods from under the trees into a man-made edifice.

    The Tapestry Book

  • French toupets, a thin wrinkled painted face, and emitting with every movement a prodigious odour of millefleurs.

    The Valley of Decision

  • Serbelloni; -- the green blue of the waters, clear as glass, opaque through depth; the _millefleurs_ roses clambering into cypresses by Cadenabbia; the laburnums hanging their yellow clusters from the clefts of Sasso Eancio; the oleander arcades of Varenna; the wild white limestone crags of San Martiuo, which he has climbed to feast his eyes with the perspective, magical, serene, Lionardesquely perfect, of the distant gates of Adda.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, First Series

  • The original "lavender aux millefleurs" is that of Delcroix; its peculiar odor is due to the French otto of lavender, which, although some folks like it, is very inferior to the English otto of lavender; hence the formula first given is far superior to that by the inventor, and has almost superseded the original preparations.

    The Art of Perfumery And Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants

  • Why, love is the great magician of the universe, the sun of our minds, a path of fragrant violets, a perfect copse of _millefleurs_, before which we all bend our hearts, aye, and, with vastly few exceptions, our heads too.

    Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches

  • Poor bewildered Honeyman! it was a sad day for you, when you appeared in your neat pulpit with your fragrant pocket-handkerchief (and your sermon likewise all millefleurs), in a trim, prim, freshly mangled surplice, which you thought became you!

    The Newcomes

  • (and your sermon likewise all millefleurs), in a trim, prim, freshly mangled surplice, which you thought became you!

    The Newcomes

  • _millefleurs_, and might have been scented a mile off.

    Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833


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