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Recent Examples on the Web There were salmon and blinis, black sea bass, and for dessert, a fantastic vanilla mille-feuille. Vogue, "Joseph Altuzarra Celebrated His MyTheresa Capsule Collection With a SoHo Dinner," 10 Sep. 2019 Nadeje The vibe at this popular mille crêpe chain is modern Marie Antoinette, with fittings and furniture in baby blue, silver, black, and white. Audrey Phoon, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Singapore," 5 Mar. 2018 In a year of larger-than-life trends (mille-feuille coats! Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Sophie Buhai’s Baroque Pearl Crown Is the Only Accessory You Need to Ring In 2019," 28 Dec. 2018 Recommended Dishes Blowfish à la diable; oysters and chipolatas; brouillade with snails; duck frites; rotisserie lobster; calf’s liver; artichoke tagine; mille-feuille; chocolate palette. New York Times, "It’s Not Fake French, It’s Frenchette," 10 July 2018 Pollak’s tough-love scolding aside, her sort of mille-feuille bed-making is simply passé today, as more and more people look to the European style, where the fitted + duvet cover has long reigned supreme. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, "It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Top Sheets For Good," 20 June 2018 The kitchen is especially adept at dessert, so save room for the pistachio mille-feuille. Fortune, "14 Perfect Date Night Ideas in Cities Around the World," 13 Feb. 2018 The country has so many bewildering layers of regulations that its system is known, unaffectionately, as mille-feuille, a reference to a densely layered pastry. David Segal, New York Times, "As Brexit Looms, Paris Tries a Business Makeover," 10 Dec. 2017 More than just creating a geological mille feuille of our past, scientists warn that this phenomenon is also making a deep impact on our terrestrial future. Starre Vartan, Slate Magazine, "Humans Produce So Much Junk, We Are Creating a New Geological Layer," 29 Mar. 2017

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Mille.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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