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Thursday, October 11, 2012

french words on dogs: from an 18th-c dictionary

Everrer: to worm a dog
Entre chien & loup: in the dusk
Chienne de musique: villanous music
Faire le chien couchant: cringe
A vil prix: dog-cheap
Las comme au chien: dog-weary
Taudis: dog-hole

From The New Pocket Dictionary of the French and English Languages: In Two Parts : I French and English, II English and French : Containing All Words of General Use : and Authorised by the Best Writers, Fourth ed., Thomas Nugent, compiler (London: C. Dilly, 1784).

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