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Recent Examples of cloche from the Web
The lanterns were lit, the food was plated and under silver cloches to keep it from cooling, the wine had been uncorked and placed in an ice bucket, bottled water was at the ready, napkins had been unfolded.
There were three entrees under silver cloches, two of which looked like fried chicken wings (dead birds, get it?) and racks full of water and soda at the end.
A half-dozen swordfish noses huddle under a rare English glass cloche.
Her cloche hat, her pearl necklace and her fur stole are sleek and elegant, framing her bright eyes and open, smiling lips.
Twentysomething women on café terraces wore mismatched fur coats and stoles, cloche hats.
Seductive silhouettes, hosiery-esque boots and netted cloche hats drove home the concept, showcased here at the entrance to the Crillon's Salon des Aigles.
At the Quebec pavilion, the attendants wore bulbous cloches, while the Brits toted Union Jack handbags; newly independent African nations went for more traditional designs and wax fabrics.
A polka dot platter style saucer was followed by a 1920s inspired cloche.
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Does the Meaning of cloche ring a bell?
The word cloche refers to very different things but the connection between them is apparent in the word's meaning: cloche is French for "bell," and both the gardening cloche and the hat cloche are typically shaped like the archetypal bell. The gourmands among you may be aware of another kind of cloche as well. Covered in our unabridged dictionary, Webster's Third New International, cloche also refers to a bell-shaped cover placed over food in cooking or serving. The French word cloche comes from Medieval Latin clocca, which is also the source of the words "cloak" and "clock."
Origin and Etymology of cloche
First Known Use: 1882See Words from the same year
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