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gilet

/dʒɪˈleɪ/
noun
1.
a waist- or hip-length garment, usually sleeveless, fastening up the front; sometimes made from a quilted fabric, and designed to be worn over a blouse, shirt, etc
2.
a bodice resembling a waistcoat in a woman's dress
3.
such a bodice as part of a ballet dancer's costume
Word Origin
C19: French, literally: waistcoat
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  • The marshal who was at that time minister of war remembered the brave conduct of Captain gilet in Portugal.

    The Two Brothers Honore de Balzac
  • The Spaniard, who had no enemies, at once attributed this revenge to gilet.

    The Two Brothers Honore de Balzac
  • "I have not the slightest desire to kill gilet," answered Philippe.

    The Two Brothers Honore de Balzac
  • gilet, whose policy it was to avoid all collision with Philippe, did not appear.

    The Two Brothers Honore de Balzac
  • "There are seven or eight very large ones up in the garret, which were kept on account of the frames," said gilet.

    The Two Brothers Honore de Balzac
  • gilet thought it politic to be seen sauntering about the town.

    The Two Brothers Honore de Balzac
  • Ravelli rushed forward and exclaimed, "Regardez, elle a dchir mon gilet!"

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II James H. Mapleson
  • Was awakened at the usual hour by the faithful gilet, and as usual turned over and went to sleep again.

    Polly the Pagan Isabel Anderson
  • He was therefore as polite to Captain gilet as he knew how to be.

    The Two Brothers Honore de Balzac
  • At breakfast gilet walked in on me with your cable of greetings in his hand, so you see how timely it arrived.

    Polly the Pagan Isabel Anderson

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