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  • n. Plural form of peignoir.


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  • It was permissible for ladies, at this early hour, to appear very informally in peignoirs and bigoudics.

    A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago

  • There she found three racks of peignoirs and teddies in varying styles from the elegant to the downright hookeresque.

    One Flight Up

  • I create a whole closet for her that includes day dresses, evening wear, sweater sets, trousers, and peignoirs for all seasons.

    'The Fashion File: Advice, Tips and Inspiration From the Costume Designer of Mad Men'

  • She had parted from her lover as she informed me but three weeks before and was consoling herself mornings by the most becoming imaginable peignoirs.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Discussing peignoirs with Clover Adams, he had had no idea of what was revealed in his wish to clothe his mother in the image of the adventuress he had met on the Overland Express.

    The Five of Hearts

  • He had a special fondness for peignoirs, which, he told Clover, he had learned to love on a female in the overland Pullman: she was the wife of a French banker in San Francisco.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Though King said he associated peignoirs with the “gilded vice” of French short stories, his lack of self-consciousness in discussing them with Clover suggests that he meant to speak to her as one aesthete to another.

    The Five of Hearts

  • “And what a funny little thing you were, in one of those hotel peignoirs!”

    Tender is the Night

  • She had a wardrobe that consisted mostly of shortie nightgowns and peignoirs.

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

  • One made my _peignoirs_ for me, one this, one that -- _ma foi!

    Balcony Stories


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