retrousse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj retrousse (used of noses) turned up at the end "a retrousse nose","a small upturned nose"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Retrousse re-trōō-sā′ turned up: pug.
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Usage

In literature:

Everybody remembers the story of the Bishop and Mother Nez Retrousse.
"Condensed Novels" by Bret Harte
It had trickled quite comfortably out of her eyes, but as her nose was somewhat retrousse, it had hesitated there.
"The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army" by Margaret Vandercook
He gave to Africa's noble Roman promontory a retrousse twist that would take the pride out of any Kaffir.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
She wasn't handsome, but she certainly was pretty, even though her nose was retrousse, which is French for pug.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Her nose was that of a girl, retrousse, still impertinent.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
Her mouth is small, mutinous, and full of laughter; her nose distinctly retrousse.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
The retrousse nose of Robinson Junior appeared at the opened door.
"The New Warden" by Mrs. David G. Ritchie
Her hair was red, her face freckled, and her nose decidedly retrousse.
"The Teaching of Art Related to the Home" by Federal Board for Vocational Education
Her nose was retrousse and her mouth too wide for beauty.
"Marjorie Dean, College Senior" by Pauline Lester
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