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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

sachet

\sa-SHEY\ , noun;
1.
A small bag, case, or pad containing perfuming powder or the like, placed among handkerchiefs, etc., to impart a pleasant scent.
2.
Also, sachet powder, the powder contained in such a case.
Quotes:
Select a filler of snowflake geranium, polyester fill, or rabbit tobacco –– enough to make the sachet fluffy.
-- Bibby Moore, Growing with gardening: A Twelve-month Guide for Therapy, Recreation, and Education
For a very lovely handkerchief case, take a piece of lamb's wool twelve inches wide and nine inches long; spread thickly with sachet powder.
-- Good Housekeeping
On his return to Paris he removed the black taffeta sachet, in which the poison had been placed, from his neck.
-- Claude-François Méneval, Memoirs Illustrating the History of Napoleon I from 1802 to 1815, Volume 3
Origin:
Sachet can be confused with sashay, "to move, easily or nonchalantly."
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