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  • n. Plural form of papillote.


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  • At night, she curled it into ringlets with little pieces of paper she called papillotes.

    Half Broke Horses

  • I found lamb tagine, beef bourguignon and Flemish carbonades a kind of beef and beer stew in the dinner party section, mustard chicken stew, steak tartare, lamb and prune meatballs and asparagus and sea bass papillotes elsewhere in the book.

    Chocolate & Zucchini – The Cookbook and Recipe

  • “Good heavens, what has happened!” thought Glorvina, trembling with all the papillotes.

    Vanity Fair

  • He was deep in thought as he ate his foie de veau en papillotes, and his wife asked him:

    Maigret and the Bum

  • Dover, particularly the female part, who might be twisting their papillotes and talking scandal for want of other amusement, by sending in

    A Sailor of King George

  • The Spectator, in olden times, directed its powerful raillery against ladies appearing at the breakfast-table with their hair en papillotes; and The Tatler repeated much that was said upon such a deforming custom.

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding

  • Frenchwoman of about thirty, with a number of little black papillotes circling about her head, was now introduced to me; and an animated conversation followed between her and madame.

    The Doctor's Dilemma

  • Would they, shuddering back from this wave of the true, implacable sea, turn forthwith to the papillotes?

    The Harbours of England

  • Jan was in the country attending on a patient, and, not anticipating the advent of visitors, they had honoured Master Cheese with hair _en papillotes_.

    Verner's Pride

  • Poor Mrs. Tracy, _en papillotes_, looked out at the casement like any one but Jezebel attired for bewitching, and could have cried for vexation; in fact, she did, and passed it off for feeling.

    The Twins A Domestic Novel


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