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ninon British & World English

A lightweight silk dress fabric

de Lenclos, Ninon British & World English

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Lenclos, Ninon de British & World English

(1620–1705), French courtesan; born Anne de Lenclos. She was a famous wit and beauty who advocated a form of Epicureanism in her book La Coquette vengée (1659), and later presided over one of the most distinguished literary salons of the age