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  • noun literary A glance, especially an amorous one; an ogle


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From Middle French, French œillade.


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  • Today's word is une oeillade, meaning "a furtive glance"

    Book Lists: Geographically Speaking 2007

  • Today's word is une oeillade, meaning "a furtive glance"

    A Different Stripe: 2007

  • One last glimpse of this town, a final oeillade, * however furtive, on Friday.

    French Word-A-Day: 2007

  • Terms & Expressions: jeter une oeillade = to throw a glance une oeillade discrète = a discreet glance faire signe d'une oeillade = to make eye contact with someone

    French Word-A-Day: 2007

  • Read more about it here. une oeillade (euh-yahd) noun, feminine

    French Word-A-Day: 2007

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    French Word-A-Day: 2007

  • Well, Bluebell is our heroine, and we must make the best of her, -- to some people admiration never does come amiss; and if a demure _oeillade_ can play the mischief with the too inflammable of the rougher sex, I don't know who is to be held accountable except the father of lies.

    Bluebell A Novel Mrs. George Croft Huddleston

  • The young librarian helped the fatigued-looking wine into the two glasses, where it lay as if thoroughly exhausted by the effort of getting there, and then languidly left the parlour, turning his bulging head over his shoulder to indulge in a pathetic _oeillade_ ere he vanished.

    The Prophet of Berkeley Square Robert Smythe Hichens 1907

  • Keep the feet joined together, then for the 1st bar, swing the body gently to the left side; 2nd bar, swing to the right, while gazing modestly upon 'les assistants;' 3rd bar, swing again to the left; and for the 4th bar, swing to the right side, looking on the Damoiselle with an 'oeillade defrobée, doulcement et discretement.'

    Shakespeare and Music With Illustrations from the Music of the 16th and 17th centuries 1900

  • Ro Thorpe 17: 54, 16 May 2008 (CDT) oxford says oenophile is direct from greek, no mention of french, but on the same page in italics is oeillade -

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  • An ogle; a glance or wink. (from Phrontistery)

    May 25, 2008

  • (n): a glance of the eye, an amorous look.

    She gave strange illades and most speaking looks. --Shakespeare.

    December 31, 2008

  • It's a glance, a look

    April 2, 2009