demoiselle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n demoiselle small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs
    • n demoiselle a young unmarried woman
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Demoiselle (Zoöl) A beautiful, small dragon fly of the genus Agrion.
    • Demoiselle A young lady; a damsel; a lady's maid.
    • Demoiselle (Zoöl) The Numidian crane (Anthropoides virgo); -- so called on account of the grace and symmetry of its form and movements.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n demoiselle A young lady; a damsel.
    • n demoiselle A bird, the Numidian crane, Anthropoides virgo: so called from its gracefulness and symmetry of form.
    • n demoiselle In entomology, a damsel-fly: a dragon-fly.
    • n demoiselle A shark, Galeocerdo tigrinus, about 12 feet long.
    • n demoiselle A fish of the genus Pomacentrus; one of the family Pomacentridæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Demoiselle dem-wa-zel′ (Shak.) a young lady: a crane-like bird of peculiarly graceful form.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Damsel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. See Damsel.

Usage

In literature:

But the dames and demoiselles who put their trust in these rapid chariots, make a mock at such small difficulties.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
Theatre de la Demoiselle Montansier, au Palais Royal.
"A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792" by Richard Twiss
But I must leave a fair demoiselle!
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
A single word justified everything; she was a Demoiselle Afchin.
"The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
It was in the year 1760, as we have said, that the Sieur Lebrun married the Demoiselle de Surcourt.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
He soon fell a victim to the potent charms of the two Demoiselles de Lespoisse.
"The Seven Wives Of Bluebeard" by Anatole France
PENSIONNAT DES DEMOISELLES, BRUSSELS.
"The Talking Horse" by F. Anstey
Would you have me appear before the Demoiselles Denis with my hair in its present state?
"The Conspirators" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
To save the life of a Demoiselle de Ste.
"Rosin the Beau" by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
Marry, then, my masters, the noble demoiselle must needs have been wasting in the other.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
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In news:

Disposablepleasure (right) outfights Wildcat's Smile to win the Demoiselle Stakes.
Demoiselle Draws Promising 10-Horse Field.
The Demoiselle Stakes (gr II), an important race for juvenile fillies under early consideration for the Kentucky Oaks (gr.
Dixie City Romps in Demoiselle .
Dixie City cruises home in the Demoiselle .
Dogwood Stable's Smok'n Frolic , winner of the Fashion, Tempted (gr III), and Demoiselle (gr II) Stakes as a 2-year-old, has been taken out of training for 30 days following an incident of bleeding during a Florida workout.
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon 1988 an exhibition at the Musée Picasso, Paris, January 26-April 18, Picasso Museum, Barcelona, May 10-June 14, 1988, Catalog of the exhibition by Hélène Seckel, by William Rubin.
His 20th-century masterpieces -- often revolutionary and controversial -- included the beautiful-scary, hyper-sexualized Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Guernica, which graphically articulated the horrors of war.
Unlimited Budget Demoiselle S. DEMOISELLE S (gr II ), Aqueduct, November 24, 2012, $250,000 Guaranteed, value of race $250,000, 2 yo, 1 1/8 miles, 1:52.16 Dirt FT.
It is there in the new 3-D version of "Titanic," as it was in James Cameron's original film: a modified version of Picasso's painting "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" aboard the ship as it sinks.
11/24 AQU Demoiselle S (gr.
"Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," Pablo Picasso.
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