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Victorian Ghosts, 1852-1907: EN 4573 Collection


This is a term borrowed from French. It refers to when curtains are used as doors for privacy; when a curtain is hung over a door or doorway.

Citation used: “portière.” Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 2020,


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