She had a ribbon of the MacGregor tartan on her cap, and an uncompromising cairngorm fastened her fichu of valuable point lace.
Pamela's contained a rather short-waisted frock of lilac silk, with a fichu of chiffon tied softly round the shoulders.
She took the fichu from her shoulders and laid it reverently over the dead man's face: she folded the hands across the breast.
It only wants the sleeves shortened and some lace put in, and the neck turned down to make it lower, and then a fichu put round.
Stella Mayne shrugged her shoulders, and played with the soft lace of her fichu.
She paused to shake out the lustrous silk and spread the fichu over it that I might see the delicate pattern of the lace.
The wrap which previously she had loosened she let fall on a chair beside her and put the fichu on the table.
To begin with, finding it warm, Stella threw off the fichu, greatly to the gain of her personal appearance.
The fichu was one her mother had thrown away long ago, and Esther had rescued.
Adjusting his eyeglasses, they slipped from his nose and fell on the lace of her fichu.
1803, from French fichu (18c. in this sense), apparently a noun use of the adj. fichu "carelessly thrown on," from Latin figere "to fasten" (see fix). "[M]od. substitution for a coarser word" [Weekley].