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tailleur

[tah-yur] /tɑˈyɜr/
noun
1.
a tailored or tailor-made costume for women.
Origin of tailleur
1920-1925
1920-25; French: literally, tailor; see tailor1, -eur
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  • Miss Keating, Mrs. tailleur's companion, watched them from her seat on the veranda.

    The Immortal Moment May Sinclair
  • He was about to sit in it when he saw that he was alone with Mrs. tailleur's companion.

    The Immortal Moment May Sinclair
  • It did not occur to him that Mrs. tailleur could see his, too.

    The Immortal Moment May Sinclair
  • He must do something, he did not yet know what, for the protection of Mrs. tailleur.

    The Immortal Moment May Sinclair
  • It looked at him pitifully, reproachfully, with the eyes of Mrs. tailleur.

    The Immortal Moment May Sinclair
  • If every word you said of me was true, I'd rather be myself than you, Mrs. tailleur.

    The Immortal Moment May Sinclair
  • Mrs. tailleur stepped back into the darkness by the shrubbery.

    The Immortal Moment May Sinclair
  • Mrs. tailleur's lips parted, but no voice came through them.

    The Immortal Moment May Sinclair
  • Mrs. tailleur saw her coming and slipped the child from her lap.

    The Immortal Moment May Sinclair
  • He had made up his mind that Mr. tailleur had been a brute to her.

    The Immortal Moment May Sinclair

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