Archive for September 14th, 2012
- A long seat with a back, made to accommodate several persons at once; a sofa.
- A vessel with a very long, sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, used in the Mediterranean.
Used in a sentence:
- The settee was situated under the window to allow comfortable viewing of the entire nautical collection while sitting but was also decorated with pillows that had images of settee sea-craft embroidered upon them, for that extra bit of pun.
How can a word mean both a couch and a type of sail boat? The two are nothing alike! Still the word is provocative in how it looks, and surly using it to describe a furnished room or a collection of sea-craft will add some style to your descriptions. I am personally looking for a settee for my office at the moment.