noun, plural fon·tanges [fawn-tahnzh]. /fɔ̃ˈtɑ̃ʒ/.
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She used to dress her hair with streaming ribbons, and hence this style of head-gear was called à la Fontange.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Who is that brunette, with high color and her hair dressed la Fontange?The Flower Girl of The Chteau d'Eau, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XV)|Charles Paul de Kock
Fontange, fong-tanzh′, n. a tall head-dress worn in the 17th and 18th centuries.
On the other hand, tongues were loud and clamorous among the cordage of la Fontange.
The whole broadside was then delivered into the stern of la Fontange, the last grapnel was released and the ships separated.