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an English chair of the 18th century designed to be straddled facing the back of the chair with the elbows resting on the crest rail: an English imitation of the voyeuse.


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  • Conversation-pit

    noun 1. a usually sunken portion of a room or living area with chairs, sofas, etc., often grouped around a fireplace, where people can gather to talk. noun phrase A sunken area in the floor of a living room where people may gather to chat (1960s+)

  • Conversation-stopper

    noun a remark that is outrageous or unexpected and thereby halts discussion

  • Conversazione

    [kon-ver-saht-see-oh-nee; Italian kawn-ver-sah-tsyaw-ne] /ˌkɒn vərˌsɑt siˈoʊ ni; Italian ˌkɔn vɛr sɑˈtsyɔ nɛ/ noun, plural conversaziones, conversazioni [kon-ver-saht-see-oh-nee; Italian kawn-ver-sah-tsyaw-nee] /ˌkɒn vərˌsɑt siˈoʊ ni; Italian ˌkɔn vɛr sɑˈtsyɔ ni/ (Show IPA) 1. a gathering for conversation and discussion, especially about the arts or literature. /konversatˈtsjone; English ˌkɒnvəˌsætsɪˈəʊnɪ/ noun (pl) -zioni (-ˈtsjoni) -ziones (English) (-tsɪˈəʊniːz) 1. a […]

  • Converse

    [verb kuh n-vurs; noun kon-vurs] /verb kənˈvɜrs; noun ˈkɒn vɜrs/ verb (used without object), conversed, conversing. 1. to talk informally with another or others; exchange views, opinions, etc., by talking. 2. Archaic. to maintain a familiar association (usually followed by with). 3. Obsolete. to have sexual intercourse (usually followed by with). noun 4. familiar discourse […]

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