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  • n. Plural form of paravent.


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  • They used Sybil Fermor and Lady Hermione and Barbara Vining, one after the other, as their _paravents_.

    The Best British Short Stories of 1922

  • I write about it and I write of it and I write for it, but I don't write the want itself, the very want, the wondrous want, because if I did, a giant serpent might grow from my hip, its scales covering every one of the products and papers and paravents, our houses of unwanted wares - a snake slithering rhythmically, sighing the song written by want only in the language of want which can only be understood by those in the presence and the state of want, the chanters of want.

    Teenage want


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