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  • n. A small pale.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small pale.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In heraldry, same as pallet, 3.

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Examples

  • By aid of this starveling stock -- pauvre plante et vergette -- of the French language, he must speak delicately, movingly, if he is ever to speak so at all: that, or none, must be for him the medium of what he calls, in one of his great phrases, le discours fatal des choses mondaines -- that discourse about affairs which decides men's fates.

    The Renaissance: studies in art and poetry

  • By aid of this starveling stock -- pauvre plante et vergette -- of the

    The Renaissance Studies in Art and Poetry

  • [Note 12: "Tout le monde sut qu'il (Grimm) mettait du blanc; et moi, qui n'en croyait rien, je commencai de le croire, non seulement par l'embellissement de son teint, et pour avoir trouve des tasses de blanc sur la toilette, mais sur ce qu'entrant un matin dans sa chambre, je le trouvais brossant ses ongles avec une petite vergette faite expres, ouvrage qu'il continua fierement devant moi.

    Eugene Oneguine [Onegin] A Romance of Russian Life in Verse

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