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  • She was doing work in the brides 'houses, and could make it clear that he would not call peau de cygne "Surah silk," nor duchess lace "Baby Irish."

    T. Tembarom

  • Made from a silk satin called peau d'ange , it was long and figure-hugging but still allowed the actress the freedom to dance.

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  • Symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer include pain, swelling, warmth and redness throughout the breast, as well as an orange-peel texture to the skin referred to as peau d'orange.

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  • With that, she begins to gently lift or press: his arms, his peau* -- thoroughly examining her patient from head to toe.

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  • What you wrote today confirms the fact that la frangine de Jean-Marc (ta belle-soeur) “est bien dans sa peau” (= feels good about herself, fits in with herself) and her pink hair is a sort of statement that suits her so perfectly!

    la frangine - French Word-A-Day

  • … On est tous devenu des wasp même si la différenciation de la couleur de peau reste vivace.

    Global Voices in English » Obama’s Ghana Speech Underwhelms

  • Je n'aimerais pas leur porter l'injure en disant que ce sont culturellement des blancs avec une peau noire.

    Global Voices in English » Obama’s Ghana Speech Underwhelms

  • Sewed the dress myself, peau de soie and a fingertip veil, walking down the aisle with the bouquet, three calla lilies because it would be different, and some roses and baby's breath and his aunt from England said Where I come from we only use those for funerals.

    Margaret Atwood | Underbrush Man

  • "Honey, you are not wasting that gorgeous peau de soie dress on a city hall wham- bam-stamp-you-ma'am wedding."

    The Reigning Queen of Victim Lit

  • I take this as I sign that I am healing on a deep level, truly bien dans ma peau.

    Archive 2009-12-01

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