Friday, November 25, 2011


Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff, 1979, page 261
“They swirled about his capsule like tiny weightless diamonds, little bijoux – no, they were more like fireflies.”

bijou |ˈbē zh oō|adjective(esp. of a residence or business establishment) small and elegant the greasy spoons have given way to bijou restaurants.noun ( pl. -joux |- zh oō(z)|) archaica jewel or trinket.ORIGIN French, from Breton bizou ‘finger ring,’ from biz ‘finger.’

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