The author smacks not of the bas bleu; she is a simple woman in the truest sense of the word, and a regal grande dame as well.
She was welcomed as a sister spirit by the coterie which she has so elaborately eulogized in the “bas bleu.”
bas bleu, said Bentnor, concealing his triumph at his own tactics in the lighting of his twenty-third cigarette.
Au reste, she has nothing of the bas bleu about her, and is very quiet and agreeable.
He is himself a plain practical man, who has no sympathy with the bas bleu movement.