pied-a-terre

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pied-a-terre lodging for occasional or secondary use "they bought a pied-a-terre in London"
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Usage

In literature:

This was to be his pied a terre now; the home where his sisters and his daughter dwelt.
"The Awakening and Selected Short Stories" by Kate Chopin
Blakeney had more than one pied-a-terre in Paris, and never stayed longer than two or three days in any of these.
"El Dorado" by Baroness Orczy
Indeed, Dr. Lyschinski's was hardly more than a pied-a-terre for him: he never stayed long, and generally came unexpectedly.
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
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In news:

WASHINGTON, Nov 4— The plan had been to spend nearly every weekend at the Texas ranch, with the White House serving as a kind of Monday-to-midday-Friday pied-à-terre away from what was really home.
Facing the prospect of hefty tax hikes, some wealthy French homeowners are racing to put their properties on the market—which can mean discounts for foreigners on a Provençal estate or Parisian pied-à-terre.
Why not consider a charming city pied -à-terre on New York's Upper East Side.
A West Village Pied -à-Terre.
Prokhorov isn't looking for a Brooklyn pied -a-terre.
White Wine & Saffron Sous Vide Octopus, photo courtesy of Pied a Terre.
Pied a Terre 1701 James Ave, Miami Beach 305-531-4533.
Surprising Central Park, Nature's Pied -a-Terre.
A West Village Pied-à-Terre .
Prokhorov isn't looking for a Brooklyn pied-a-terre .
Pied a Terre 1701 James Ave, Miami Beach 305-531-4533.
The appeal of buying a pied-à-terre in Paris — "I love flying in here with just a few changes of clothes," she said — is not out of reach if approached the right way, Ms Pike explained.
Surprising Central Park, Nature's Pied-a-Terre .
The best opportunity in years for foreigners to buy a Parisian pied-à-terre or country château .
Prokhorov isn't looking for a Brooklyn pied-a-terre.
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