cloche was our Word of the Day on 12/04/2012. Hear the podcast!
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In the meantime, protect transplants and new growth with garden netting, summer weight garden fabric, or wire cloches gently covering any newbies.
For floral centerpieces, incorporate obscurity, like glass cloches and fruit, for impact rather than building out too many grandiose bloom moments.
Yes, there are some aerated sauces, er, foams, and even the occasional puff of smoke coming from a cloche (voila!).
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.
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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."
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