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  • One window of excellent clothes for men, interspersed with collars of floral pique which showed mauve daisies on a saffron ground.
  • She was piqued.

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  • For all his willingness to play there was over him a melancholy which piqued her.
  • He talks so refined, and oh, the lugs he puts on—belted coat, and pique collar with a gold pin, and socks to match his necktie, and honest—you won’t believe this, but I got it straight—this fellow, you know he’s staying at Mrs. Gurrey’s punk old boarding-house, and they say he asked Mrs. Gurrey if he ought to put on a dress-suit for supper!

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as in: pique your interest Define
to excite -- especially one's interest or curiosity
as in: in a pique about it Define
a feeling of resentment or indignation; or to excite such a feeling
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