I am not harming Miss Lawton, who has been my patronne, my one friend in this strange, big country.
"They are for des messieurs—for gentlemen," said the patronne diffidently.
"You have droll friends," remarked the patronne continuing her litany.
After lunch the patronne offered to show us some of the hotel rooms.
Marta managed to catch the patronne's eye, and tapped her own forehead significantly, and Sir Oliver nodded.
And Ste. Geneviève was the patronne of the virgins as well as of the city of Paris.
I grasped my bundle and handed Paragot's dilapidated canvas gripsack to the patronne.
There is no greeting from the patronne; your arrival gives rise to no pleasant welcoming bustle.
The patronne is a motherly creature with half a dozen of her own brood.
The patronne says there is no need for a voiture en galrie, because monsieur must not take his trunks.