When enemies jointly struggle with tiny plates of hors d'oeuvres, they are less likely to see each other as enemies.
A little on the expensive side, it has a happy hour with half price drinks and hors d'oeuvres, Tuesday through Friday.
The plate on which oysters or hors d'oeuvres are served is put on top of the place plate.
A God was a God, after all, and Kathy was only the hors d'oeuvres of a seven-course dinner.
For example, in English restaurants there is always something on the table to eat at once—hors d'oeuvres or bread and butter.
There are thirty illustrations of sandwiches and hors d'oeuvres.
hors d'oeuvres are works of supererogation, and have never been, so to speak, acclimatised in our English table-land.
Louise paused for a moment in the act of helping herself to hors d'oeuvres.
hors d'oeuvres are different delicacies, and, except in rare instances, are served cold.
It occurs to him however, presently that the Lady probably means "hors d'oeuvres," and acts accordingly.
1714, as an adverb, "out of the ordinary," from French hors d'oeuvre, "outside the ordinary courses (of a meal)," literally "apart from the main work," from hors, variant of fors "outside" (from Latin foris; see foreign) + de "from" + oeuvre "work," from Latin opera, (see opus). Meaning "extra dish set out before a meal or between courses" attested in English from 1742.