Persiennes

Per`si*ennes"

(pr`s*nz"; F. pr`syn"), n. pl. [F.] Window blinds having movable slats, similar to Venetian blinds.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Per`si`flage"

(?), n. [F., fr. persifler to quiz, fr. L. per + siffler to whistle, hiss, L. sibilare, sifilare.] Frivolous or bantering talk; a frivolous manner of treating any subject, whether serious or otherwise; light raillery. Hannah More.
[1913 Webster]

Per`si`fleur

(?), n. [F.] One who indulges in persiflage; a banterer; a quiz. Carlyle.
[1913 Webster]

 

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