Above the Forties farther out from the fashionable center of the city

Above the Forties farther out from the fashionable center of the city

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Above the Forties  farther out from the fashionable center of the city. affability  cordial quality; friendliness or gentleness. "Ah, don't make love to me!"  in nineteenth-century attitudes, this remark of Ellen's means "do not  flirt with me or pretend to pursue me romantically." aigrettes  bunches of the long, white showy plumes of the egret, worn for ornament on a hat or in the  hair. alacrity  eager willingness or readiness, often manifested by quick, lively action. bedizened  dressed in a cheap, showy way. blackguard  a person who uses abusive language; a scoundrel or villain. bock  a dark beer traditionally drunk in the early spring. bouton d'or  (Fr.) golden or lustrous buttons; here, part of the interior décor that causes lustre and  glitter. chemisette  a detachable shirt front formerly worn by women to fill in the neckline of a dress.
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