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  • noun Plural form of chiffonier.


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  • A man working at science, however dull and dirty his work may seem at times, is like one of those "chiffoniers," as they call them in Paris -- people who spend their lives in gathering rags and sifting refuse, but who may put their hands at any moment upon some precious jewel.

    Madam How and Lady Why Charles Kingsley 1847

  • Baudelaire's initial call for the "equal treatment" of wine seeks to reverse the condition of neglect to which it is consigned in the Physiology of Taste, a condition it shares with the ragpicker-king of "Le Vin des chiffoniers," obviously, but also with Hoffman and

    Economies of Excess in Brillat-Savarin, Balzac, and Baudelaire 2007

  • There were two lovely bedrooms, set with brass and white enamel beds, white ribbon-trimmed chairs and chiffoniers to match.

    Sister Carrie 2004

  • On my right hand and on my left, as I stood inside the door, were chiffoniers and little stands in buhl and marquetterie, loaded with figures in

    The Woman in White 2003

  • Trunks were unpacked, valises stripped of their contents, closets and chiffoniers filled, bureaus blossomed with a wonderful collection of combs, brushes, barettes, ribbons, and various bottles and jars.

    The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View Or, The Box That Was Found in the Sand Laura Lee Hope

  • There are also beautiful reproductions of bedroom furniture, chairs and dressing-tables, desks, chiffoniers and _Chaises-longues, _ and beds.

    Furnishing the Home of Good Taste A Brief Sketch of the Period Styles in Interior Decoration with Suggestions as to Their Employment in the Homes of Today Lucy Abbot Throop

  • Not a word of thanks, you notice, for the new avenues of beauty which we had opened out for him; no gratitude for the great revelation that art was not bounded by aspidistras nor comfort by chiffoniers; nothing but that old reactionary spirit to which, if I may speak of lesser things, the Russian Revolution was due.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, May 16, 1917 Various

  • You produce gold watches, jewelleries, silver forks and épergnes, commodes, chiffoniers, stuffed sofas -- Heavens, the Commercial Bazar and multitudinous Howel and James cannot contain you!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843 Various

  • Morris-chair near it, straightened our couch-covers, and arranged the screen around the chiffoniers.

    The Fifth Wheel A Novel Olive Higgins Prouty 1928

  • What does one want with dusty economic books, which have made the world no better, or with mother's hideous chiffoniers?

    Howards End 1924


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