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courtesan

, courtezan
(esp formerly) a prostitute, or the mistress of a man of rank
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Her style is mildly anxious but appealing in this instance, not to nit-picking academics with whom she may well risk a collision, but to the general reader for whom the great 19th century courtesans such as Cora Pearl, Liane de Pougy and Emilienne d'Alencon, may still be terra incognita.
In her treatments of courtesan life and textile work, Mann does range beyond the elite families who dominate her discussion of women's writing, but investigations of the lives of non-elite women have yet to exploit the full range of sources available.
The Sandhutton handler took the honours at Pontefract yesterday with a 1512 -1 double, thanks to Courtesan and Ray Of Sunshine, both of whom received inspired rides from stable jockey Jimmy Fortune.
There is some inadequacy in The geographical representation of elite women's learning in the High Qing, with 70 per cent of the women writers from the Lower Yangzi region and the exclusion of courtesan writings.
The two decide to ask Gaston, the bored, fatuous, wealthy son of one of the grandmother's former lovers, to initiate Gigi into her courtesan career.
Catherine Yeh focuses on the Shanghai courtesan in the context of the city's foreign settlements, the International Settlement and the French Settlement, in place as of the 1850s.
betrothal, courtesan retirement, divorce, and escape).
In Domingo's version, Futral is cast not as courtesan, but rather as a common prostitute, thanks to a dumb scene the director inserts as the overture is playing.
Aiming to mix glamour and mystery, Courtesan uses spices of cinnamon, cardamom and clove, fruity pineapple and red berries, florals of orange blossom, magnolia, Egyptian jasmine and Turkish rose and a sensual undercurrent of sandalwood, chocolate, caramel, amber and musk.
The story, which deals with the revolt of Spartacus and his companions against the Roman army led by Crassus, is interwoven with a subplot for Phrygia, wife of Spartacus, and Aegina, courtesan to Crassus.
Sounds a bit steep for a bird whose 'scented flesh' was memorably compared by French author Alphonse Daudet to that of 'an old courtesan marinated in a bidet
The director had already made the notorious Intimate Confessions, a film that manages to blend brutal realism, an erotic explicitness that broke decisively with convention, and rough-hewn comedy (on the favorite Chinese theme of senile lechery) before culminating in a scene of mutual annihilation as the courtesan and her madam more or less slice each other to pieces.