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mignon

(ˈmɪnjɒn; French miɲɔ̃)
adj
small and pretty; dainty
[C16: from French, from Old French mignot dainty]
mignonne fem n
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Bianchon narrated the following: Another Study of Woman La Grande Breteche Bidault (known as Gigonnet) Gobseck The Vendetta Cesar Birotteau The Firm of Nucingen A Daughter of Eve Bixiou, Jean-Jacques The Purse A Bachelor's Establishment Modeste Mignon Scenes from a Courtesan's Life The Firm of Nucingen The Muse of the Department Cousin Betty The Member for Arcis Beatrix A Man of Business Gaudissart II.
The great limbs of the athlete made the heavy machine spring and quiver with every stroke; while the mignon grey figure with the laughing face, and the golden curls blowing from under the little pink-banded straw hat, simply held firmly to her perch, and let the treadles whirl round beneath her feet.
They are all mounted, and set at defiance those of Captain Mignon.
Nicolas Le Roux has undertaken to write about mignons, a term referring to the friends of the king, during the reign of the last Valois.
It also sports a woody, boothed, clubby interior that seems just the right environment for its best steaks, the New Yorks and filet mignons, accompanied by a generous bowl of soup or a pile of salad for no extra charge.
Steaks include various sizes of filet mignons, New Yorks, a culotte and a ribeye.