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badine (plural badines)
- A short, decorated switch or rod, carried by the fashionable in the 18th and 19th centuries.
1798, The Gentleman's Magazine (London, England) - Volume 83, page 4:
- A badine, or switch, dangles in the hand of the beau, whose bare head is dressed with enormous curls, and a fore-top.
1817, Montagu Pennington, Letters from Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, to Mrs. Montagu, Between the years 1755 and 1800:
- Amidst all those shocking scenes the Due d'Orleans walked along the streets of Versailles, playing with a badine, smiling at the mob, and, in one instance, directed them with his hand which way to turn.
- 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
- Lafayette's Carriage, flaring with lights, rolls this moment… through the inner Arch of the Carrousel, — where a Lady shaded in broad gypsy-hat, ... stands aside to let it pass, and has even the whim to touch a spoke of it with her badine, — light little magic rod which she calls badine, such as the Beautiful then wore
1883, Sarah Tytler, Marie Antoinette: The Woman and the Queen, page 167:
- She had indeed issued from the palace in a plain gown and gipsy hat, carrying a badine, or slight stick, such as ladies then used.
badine f (plural badines)
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of