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Artiste  n.  One peculiarly dexterous and tasteful in almost any employment, as an opera dancer, a hairdresser, a cook. Note: This term should not be confounded with the English word artist.






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"Artiste" Quotes from Famous Books



... man who was found lying wounded in Bucknall Mansions late on Wednesday night in the rooms of a well-known artiste, has recovered sufficiently to make a statement to the police. It appears that he was an unsuccessful admirer of the lady in question, and he admits that, under the influence of drink, he broke into her rooms, ...
— Anna the Adventuress • E. Phillips Oppenheim

... peut voir le rapprochement que fait entre les deux manuscrits M. Waagen, dans l'ouvrage cite ci-dessus, Tome iii. p. 395. Il ne saurait, du reste, y avoir aucun doute sur le nom de l'artiste, lorsqu'on lit dans le Bulletin du Bibliophile (pages deja citees) que {435} plusieurs des miniatures du Tome iii. sont signees ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 210, November 5, 1853 • Various

... a dozen hungry prisoners trying to coax a tune out of a rebellious mouth organ! Our belief in German statements received another shattering blow. During my twelve months in this camp I never caught a glimpse of or heard a note from an eminent German impressario or artiste of any description. All the amusements we ever obtained were due to our own efforts, and I am glad to say that they evidently were vastly superior to any that the much-vaunted city could offer to its estimable citizens. At least this was the only impression ...
— Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons - Wesel, Sennelager, Klingelputz, Ruhleben • Henry Charles Mahoney

... mention Gellybrand's name in my presence. If I weren't an artiste, I wouldn't mind; as it is, I'm ...
— Sparrows - The Story of an Unprotected Girl • Horace W. C. Newte

... some mistake," faltered Joan, unconsciously answering in English. "People who do not know Monsieur Poluski often take him for an operatic artiste. He is a painter. He sings only to amuse himself, and seldom waits to consider whether the time and place are ...
— A Son of the Immortals • Louis Tracy



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