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a love letter.
Historical Examples

The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4) Thomas Babington Macaulay
Tom, Dick and Harry Talbot Baines Reed
The Works of Horace Horace
Peveril of the Peak Sir Walter Scott
Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
Dryden’s Works (8 of 18): Amphitryon; King Arthur; Cleomenes; Love Triumphant John Dryden
The Herapath Property J. S. Fletcher
Art in England Dutton Cook
Kenelm Chillingly, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

noun (pl) billets-doux (ˌbɪlɪˈduːz; French) (bijɛdu)
(old-fashioned or jocular) a love letter


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