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divan

di van

  • n  a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)
  • n  a Muslim council of state
  • n  a collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author)
  • n  a Muslim council chamber or law court

  • A divan can be a place to sit and do nothing.
  • After further indulging themselves with an anti-jet lag treatment ($260), taking a steam in the white-and-gold-tiled hammam, and settling into a leather divan in the hydrangea .
  • He sat behind a desk while his guests took the couch theyd bump one another down the divan as new ones arrived, still encouraged to join in the conversation.
News & Articles

  • Cook's Corner: Divine Chicken Divan
    Q: At least 30 years ago, there was a wonderful restaurant parallel to the West Side Highway in Greenwich Village in New York City. It was called Inca and they served Chicken Divan over asparagus.
    June 13, 2013 - The St. Augustine Record
Quotes

  • John Vassall in Independent
    Vassall said: "We had drinks, a large dinner and I was plied with very strong brandy and after half an hour I remember everybody taking off their jackets and somebody assisted me to take off mine. In one corner there was a large divan. I remember...

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