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Silʹhouetʹte (3 syl.)

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A black profile, so called from Etienne de Silhouette, Contrôleur des Finances, 1757, who made great savings in the public expenditure of France. Some say the black portraits were called Silhouettes in ridicule; others assert that Silhouette devised this way of taking likenesses to save expense.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Significavit
Siguna
Sigurd
Sikes (Bill)
Sikh
Silbury
Silchester (Berks)
Silence gives Consent
Silent (The)
Silenus
Silhouette
Silk
Silk Gown
Silk Purse
Silken Thread
Silly is the German selig (blessed)
Silly Season (The)
Siluria—that is
Silurian Rocks
Silvana
Silvanella

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Silhouette