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brise-bise

[breez-beez]
noun
  1. a short curtain, often of lace, hung on the lower section of a window.
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Origin of brise-bise

1910–15; < French: literally, (it) breaks (the) wind (brise 3rd singular present of briser to break; bise north wind)
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  • Behind the silken curtains and brise-bise of Number 14, the “Pampered Pet” had her residence.

    Betty Trevor

    Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey