Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of pierrot.

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Examples

  • First there was to be a kind of concert party such as pierrots give on the beaches.

    Five Go Down To The Sea

  • At Dalston's Holy Trinity church on Sunday, harlequins, jesters and pierrots will assemble for an act of worship.

    In praise of … the clowns' church service | Editorial

  • They could only respond by painting pierrots and a ward full of jolly moustached Tommies recovering from the fighting under patterned bedspreads.

    The painting of not-so modern life « Squares of Wheat

  • In this show, I will feature a new series of oil paintings of playful, iconic nudes and introduce some new characters (in addition to my cats, pierrots and monkeys): a lion, a tortoise, and large flying insects.

    Boing Boing

  • On the little trim newly-made roads I met people in flannels coming back from tennis and the beach, and a coastguard from the wireless station, and donkeys and pierrots padding homewards.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • She who had been a broad – backed dray – horse, upon whose hind – quarters pierrots might waltz, became a colt in a field.

    The Voyage Out

  • Seaside resorts are the chosen pitches, not only of pierrots appealing to the amorous emotions, but also of preachers who often seem to specialize in a correspondingly sombre and sulphurous style of preaching.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • Novelty items on every surface: ashtrays in the shape of pianos, china pierrots peeping out from behind a shelf of books.

    The Satanic Verses

  • In his den, seated in the Parker-Knoll armchair, surrounded by his familiar objects -- the china pierrots, the mirror in the shape of a cartoonist's heart,

    The Satanic Verses

  • Let's go and see if the pierrots have begun their show.

    The Rubadub Mystery

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