Sèvres

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Sèvres

  1. A town on the outskirts of Paris, France.
  2. Designating a type of expensive porcelain traditionally made there.
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. VIII:
      Finally his bell sounded, and Victor came in softly with a cup of tea, and a pile of letters, on a small tray of old Sevres china, and drew back the olive-satin curtains, with their shimmering blue lining, that hung in front of the three tall windows.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 142:
      There was a bartop radio in the corner and a Sèvres china tea set on a copper tray beside a samovar.

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Sèvres

  1. Sèvres