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duchesse

[French dy-shes] /French düˈʃɛs/
noun, plural duchesses
[French dy-shes] /French düˈʃɛs/ (Show IPA).
French Furniture.
1.
a daybed having a rounded, partially enclosed head and usually a similar foot, sometimes made in two or three pieces able to be used separately (duchesse brisée)
Origin of duchesse
1785-1795
From French, dating back to 1785-95; See origin at duchess
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  • The Duc and duchesse d'Humieres were with us there, and good company.

  • The duchesse was so pleased to see me—she kissed me on both cheeks—.

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • The duchesse's eyes, half closed now, were watching me keenly—.

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  • "She is a splendid woman, the duchesse, she was a friend of my mother's—" I said.

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • Get on to the duchesse de Courville-Hautevine as quickly as you can—.

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • The duchesse was sitting in her boudoir upstairs when I got in.

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • Have you told the duchesse de Courville-Hautevine yet that we are engaged?

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  • I could not even be indignant with the duchesse, judging me from that standpoint.

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  • Even if the girl was good and splendid like Alathea, duchesse?

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British Dictionary definitions for duchesse

duchesse

/ˈdʌtʃɪs/
noun
1.
(Austral & NZ) a dressing table or chest of drawers with a mirror
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