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- n. Plural form of simperer.
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Nancy had ever read -- sell a number of copies of it that seemed absurdly small in proportion to the population of America -- and then they could live where they pleased and Oliver could compose Great Works and Nancy get ahead with her very real and delicate talent for etching instead of having to do fashion-drawings of slinky simperers in Lucile dresses or appetite-arousing paintings of great cans of tomato soup.
How the simperers would sheer off; the tea that night might as well be made of aqua-fortis.
How she would startle the dull, insipid, tea-table simperers on our Helicon -- nay, with what scorn she would traverse the Helicon itself.