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tif·fa·ny

 (tĭf′ə-nē)
n. pl. tif·fa·nies
A thin, transparent gauze of silk or cotton muslin.

[Probably from obsolete French tiphanie, Epiphany, from Old French, from Late Latin theophania; see theophany.]

tiffany

(ˈtɪfənɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Textiles) a sheer fine gauzy fabric
[C17: (in the sense: a fine dress worn on Twelfth Night): from Old French tifanie, from ecclesiastical Latin theophania Epiphany; see theophany]

Tiffany

(ˈtɪfənɪ)
n
(Biography) Louis Comfort. 1848–1933, US glass-maker and Art-Nouveau craftsman, best known for creating the Favrile style of stained glass

Tiffany

(ˈtifənɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Breeds) another name for Chantilly2

tif•fa•ny

(ˈtɪf ə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
a sheer, mesh fabric constructed in plain weave.
[1595–1605; of uncertain orig.]

Tif•fa•ny

(ˈtɪf ə ni)

n.
1. Charles Lewis, 1812–1902, U.S. jeweler.
2. his son Louis Comfort, 1848–1933, U.S. painter and decorator, esp. of glass.
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Noun1.tiffany - United States artist who developed Tiffany glass (1848-1933)Tiffany - United States artist who developed Tiffany glass (1848-1933)
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Tiphaine
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Tiphaine, my sword!" He turned to seize his weapon, but as he did so his gaze fell upon the blazonry of sir Nigel's shield, and he stood staring, while the fire in his strange green eyes softened into a sly and humorous twinkle.
Come in with me, and let your squires come also, that my sweet spouse, the Lady Tiphaine, may say that she hath seen so famed and gentle a knight."
Into the chamber they went in all peace and concord, where the Lady Tiphaine sat like queen on throne for each in turn to be presented to her.
The Lady Tiphaine and her spouse sprang upon their steeds without setting feet to stirrup, and away they jingled down the white moonlit highway, with Sir Nigel at the lady's bridle-arm, and Ford a spear's length behind them.
Tiphaine de Raguenel, of France 4, said public broadcasters were battling a tsunami of commercial junk.
The French skiers Carole Chambaret, Tiphaine Duperier and Boris Langenstein have caused a sensation with what is defined as the first complete descent on skis from the splendid peak of Laila Peak.Situated between the Chogolisa and the Masherbrum in the Pakistani Karakorum, this peak is known as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, with the spectacular 1500m northwest wall offering a constant slope of around 50 degrees.
Davit-Beal, Tiphaine, Julie Gabay, Pauline Antoniolli, Jeanne Masle-Farquhar, and Maryse Wolikow.
Assim, Tiphaine Samoyault, na obra Intertextualidade (cuja primeira edicao, em frances, data de 2005), propoe uma "poetica dos textos em movimento" (11), centrando a analise da nocao de intertextualidade numa profunda reflexao sobre a memoria da literatura.
"Castaner's election shows an autocratic way of doing things," said Tiphaine Beaulieu, one of the members who quit this week and issued a strongly worded statement condemning what En Marche has become.