roquelaure


roquelaure

roquelaure [rok-uh-lawr, -lohr, roh-kuh-; French rawkuh-lawr] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural roq·ue·laures [rok-uh-lawrz, -lohrz; French rawkuh-lawr] /ˈrɒk əˌlɔrz, -ˌloʊrz; French rɔkəˈlɔr/.

  1. a cloak reaching to the knees, worn by men during the 18th century.

Origin of roquelaure First recorded in 1710–20; named after the Duc de Roquelaure (1656–1738), French marshal Examples from the Web for roquelaure Historical Examples of roquelaure

  • So saying, I threw off my roquelaure, and desired him to proceed.

    Japhet in Search of a Father

    Frederick Marryat

  • To root out a Roquelaure, a Triboulet, or a Brummel, is almost impossible.

    The Man Who Laughs

    Victor Hugo

  • Putting on a mask of black silk, and drawing a roquelaure closely about my person, I suffered him to hurry me to my palazzo.

    The Best of the World’s Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) – America – II, Index

    Various

  • “It is this,” I answered, producing a trowel from beneath the folds of my roquelaure.

    The Best of the World’s Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) – America – II, Index

    Various

  • Remember that Roquelaure joyously threw himself on the neck of a man who seemed to him even uglier than himself.

    My Neighbor Raymond (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XI)

    Charles Paul de Kock

  • British Dictionary definitions for roquelaure roquelaure noun

    1. a man’s hooded knee-length cloak of the 18th and 19th centuries

    Word Origin for roquelaure C18: from French, named after the Duc de Roquelaure (1656–1738), French marshal

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