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éclaircissement

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  • n. Alternative form of eclaircissement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Explanation; the clearing up of something not before understood.

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  • No, but definitely with a swipe of chocolate icing.

    February 7, 2008

  • Does it come with whipped cream?

    February 7, 2008

  • "...'But I do remember very clearly that the First Lord held this up as one of the most striking instances of a situation where five minutes of explanation, éclaircissement, persuasion, call it what you like, could do more than a powerful squadron, with all the loss of life and ships and treasure an action may entail, and that with no guarantee of success against such a fortress, in such dangerous waters.... Five minutes of plain, truthful statement would open their deluded eyes, and save a very costly, bloody, and uncertain battle.'" --Patrick O'Brian, The Surgeon's Mate, p. 123

    February 7, 2008