NABOKV-L post 0023850, Sat, 30 Mar 2013 07:03:59 -0400

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Re: fake your way through a quiz by Prof. Vladimir Nabokov ...
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correct spelling: dradedamovaya, from French drap de dames

"...She did not utter a word, she did not even look at her, she simply picked up our big green drap de dames shawl (we have a shawl, made of drap de dames), put it over her head and face and lay down on the bed with her face to the wall; only her little shoulders and her body kept shuddering…."

That was the famous Katerina I. Melodrameladova's shawl from Cri & Pun, by Tolstoyevsky :)

Victor Fet
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Subject: Re: [NABOKV-L] fake your way through a quiz by Prof. Vladimir Nabokov ...

But definitely. By the way, does anyone on the list know the answer to the drapdedamovoy question?

Carolyn

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