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plural pieds-a-terre (pee-ay-duh-TARE)
MEANING:noun: A place of lodging for temporary or secondary use.
ETYMOLOGY:From French pied-à-terre (foot on the ground).
USAGE:"These days [Arthur Miller] divides his time between his ample farmhouse in Roxbury, Connecticut and the pied-a-terre in New York."
Deborah Solomon; Goodbye (Again), Norma Jean; The New York Times; Sep 19, 2004.
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