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  • n. Plural form of toilette.


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  • Wishing to be gallant, he replied, "The ladies 'toilets"; and it took the journalists a while to realize that he was merely pronouncing in English the word toilettes in the sense of ` dresses. '

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 1

  • At last my mother remarked that our toilettes were among the unformed things, and suggested that we should go to our rooms for a little while before dinner.

    Daisy in the Field

  • She would have Sophie to look over all her "toilettes," as she called frocks; to furbish up any that were "passées," and to air and arrange the new.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

  • People enjoy elaborate toilettes, bodies washed, dressed, groomed, combed until they are thoroughly cleansed -- often internally as well, through fasting.

    Donna Henes: A Clean Sweep for the New Year

  • Most women I know have some sort of go-to "make-up" bag, a LeSportSac or Commes des Garcons clutch -- its contents ranging from Sweet Spot toilettes, mints, tampons, warming ribbed rubbers, perfume roller ball and mini tubes of lube.

    Jill Di Donato: Got Teeth? Proactive Anti-Rape Device or Another Way for Women to Live in Fear?

  • Both the men's and women's eau de toilettes are packaged in rubberized casings, which lend a sense of rough-and-tumble athleticism. $47 to $78 at department stores and www.

    Trend Report: Spring training

  • I know good jobs are not easy to find, I know that even if now I have a high-ranking, well paid job, I might lose it someday, but I also now that I will ALWAYS work, even if I have to sell fruits in the market or clean toilettes.

    The Better Part

  • This was no usual jharoka, on this Friday morning, and in their haste most had been hurried with their toilettes, a huge breach of etiquette in appearing before the Emperor.

    Shadow Princess

  • However, Alicia's next novel was a more sedate and sentimental affair of which the Manchester Guardian reviewer said "the gorge of the sensible Briton is apt to rise at description after description of the highly elaborate toilettes, adorable face and childlike mind of a woman as distinct from the soul of the women of England ... as a merry-go-round is distinct from a lifeboat."

    Guy Ramsey

  • I had forgotten that public restrooms are toilettes!

    arrosoir - French Word-A-Day


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