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[ adjective ] of or pertaining to France or the people of France




"French cooking" "a gallic shrug"

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(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The discovery that movies are a form of fiction was made in the early years of this century and it was made chiefly by two men , a French magician , Georges_Melies , and an American employee of Edison , Edwin_S._Porter .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

The name presumably derives from the French royal_house which never learned and never forgot ; since Bourbon whiskey , though of Kentucky origin , is at_least as much favored by liberals in the North as by conservatives in the South .

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

He sensed something precious in the perilous moment , something akin to the knowledge gained on his bicycle trip through the French countryside , a knowledge imprisoned in speechlessness .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

When Napoleon 's ship had borne him to Elba , French wines had started to cross the Channel , the first shipments in a dozen war-ridden years , but the supplies had not_yet reached rural hostelries where the sweet wines of the Spanish peninsula still ruled .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

He had lived for almost thirty years in this same stone farmhouse with the same wife , a remarkably childish thing in itself ; he rose at half past six every morning , made himself some French coffee , had his corn_flakes and more coffee , smoked four cigarettes while reading last Sunday 's Herald_Tribune and yesterday 's Pittsburgh_Gazette , then put_on his high-topped farmer 's shoes and walked under a vine bower to his workshop .

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[ noun ] (linguistics) the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France

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(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

Previous presentations have been on French , Spanish , Russian , Italian , German and Japanese .

[ noun ] the people of France

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(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

The Ifni crisis in the fall of 1957 postponed further consideration of elections , but French consultants were called_in and notices of further investigation appeared from_time_to_time .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

Eight or ten years ago , a_couple_of French hoods stole a priceless Khmer head from the Musee_Guimet , in Paris , and a week later crawled into the Salpetriere with unmistakable symptoms of leprosy .

Any reputable French interne can supply you with a dozen similar instances , and I 'll presently recount a case out of my own personal experience , but , for_the_moment , let 's resume our catalogue .

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 442
[ noun ] (fine art) United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931)

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