Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In decorative art, a shaded night-lamp. The shade or screen in such lamps was frequently the medium for rich decoration.

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Examples

  • Les services techniques devraient les mettre en veilleuse.

    An evening at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

  • Cependant, je l'ouvre delicatement et j'y decouvre une veilleuse "Spöka" (je sais desormais pourkoi elle devait aller chez IKEA la semaine derniere la miss * Ann*) vraiment touuuuuute mimi comme tout!!

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  • Bon et bien j'avais hesité a chercher sur le net de peur de tomber sur le prix de la veilleuse mais en fait en tapant Spöka dans la section image de google, ya aucun risque alors c'est ce que j'ai fait!!

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  • Apres avoir passé bien une heure a m'eclater en regardant ma veilleuse (jour nuit, jour nuit), je decide d'ouvrir le second paquet!

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  • Oui, le Pinku on peut l'hypnotiser avec une veilleuse kawaii!!

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  • Hour after hour she listened to the chime of the gaudy timepiece decorating their shabby apartment; and while the night advanced, in all its chilly, lonely, comfortless protraction, shivered as she added new logs to the dying embers, and as she hoped or despaired of his return, alternately replaced the veilleuse by candles, the candles by a veilleuse.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 548, May 26, 1832

  • Si oui, il faudra songer à des alliances stratégiques, un peu comme celle qui nous lie au groupe Ringier et qui a permis la relance des Chroniques après six mois de mise en veilleuse.

    Entretiens / Interviews / Entrevistas

  • Bible-cushion for pillow, and placing some distance away a little tin lamp turned low, whose ray served me for _veilleuse_ through the night.

    The Purple Cloud

  • A light went out in her eyes, like that of a veilleuse in the dawn.

    Beauchamp's Career — Volume 7

  • When the good 'sister' moved about the room, in the dim light of the veillense [veilleuse], in spite of her coarse, unshapely garb, I recognized the outlines of Madeleine's page 132

    Fairy Fingers A Novel

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  • n., small and highly decorated nightlight

    July 8, 2008