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dormeuse

[French dawr-mœz] /French dɔrˈmœz/
noun
1.
2.
Obsolete. a nightcap.
Origin of dormeuse
1725-1735
1725-35; < French; feminine of dormeur sleeper; see dormant, -euse
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  • She made him sit down on the dormeuse at the foot of their bed.

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro
  • Touching her resolutely but tenderly, he placed her on the dormeuse beside him.

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro

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