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batterie

[bat-uh-ree; French batuh-ree] /ˈbæt ə ri; French batəˈri/
noun, plural batteries
[bat-uh-reez; French batuh-ree] /ˈbæt ə riz; French batəˈri/ (Show IPA).
Ballet.
1.
a beating together of the calves or feet during a leap.
2.
(in tap dancing) a rapid succession of taps, often compared to drumming or to machine-gun fire.
3.
battery (def 11).
Origin of batterie
1705-1715
1705-15; < French; see battery
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  • And yet, a housewife's batterie de cuisine was of the simplest.

  • How can public virtue keep its ground against such a rush of the raw material, covered by such a "batterie de cuisine?"

  • One of them is never to allow my batterie de toilette out of my sight when I am travelling.

    Rodney Stone Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Your friend Benoit has already sent his batterie de cuisine, and a quantity of preserved provisions.

  • How can public virtue keep its ground against such a rush of the raw material, covered by such a batterie de cuisine?

  • We had two fourgons to hold the batterie de cuisine and our six beds, which had to be unpacked and made up every night.

    Seeing and Hearing George W. E. Russell
  • You would have imagined they had been born scullions, they handled the batterie de cuisine so naturally.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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