billet-doux


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billet-doux

A love letter. John was so enamored with the new girl in his class that he wrote a billet-doux and slipped it into her locker after school.
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I heard from you By billet-doux Two words "We're through
A secondary and equally fraught romance is played out between the too-good Julia and the overwrought Faulkland, while Lydia's meddling aunt Malaprop exchanges lustful billet-doux with the stage Irishman Lucius O'Trigger, who's being misled by the cunning maid Lucy to think his correspondent is actually the lovely Lydia.
Stevenson was a Casanova of the billet-doux, and much of his love life was conducted by letter.
Why now - both came out just before Valentine's Day, that particular occasion of capitalist-inspired and industry-produced billet-doux - and why, indeed, love poetry?
A romantic billet-doux containing a pressed violet was a "double letter" charged at twice the single rate.
A corporate secretary often took pride in writing the entire billet-doux by hand.
With the help of her two young sons, she uses chocolate bits to stud an abbreviated billet-doux traced on the super-size heart.
FOUND an ancient billet-doux the day at the back a drawer.
billet-doux Pronounced 'bee-yay doo', this is a love letter.
And when will those hurling their hatefilled bigoted billet-doux in my direction actually get a life?
He may conceivably be feeling a little touchy over the reviews he has garnered over here, some of which would make poison pen letters seem like billet-doux in comparison.