Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Anquetil, Jacques 1934-1987. French cyclist who won the Tour de France in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964.

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Examples

  • M. d'Anquetil's accomplices, and gave a faithful account of all the murder and bloodshed perpetrated in the course of that terrible night.

    The Queen Pedauque

  • You're suffering over the success of M. d'Anquetil's adventure with her, wherefore I reckon that you feel much more than I do the sharp tooth of desire, and that jealousy is tearing you.

    The Queen Pedauque

  • On this principle I shall have mentioned enough of M. d'Anquetil's sayings when I have told you that he impressed on me that yonder young girl's beauty, charms, and accomplishments are quite extraordinary.

    The Queen Pedauque

  • At the very moment my dear tutor spoke these words a violent shock brought down a rain of glass on our heads, in such confusion that I felt myself blinded, as well as suffocated under Jahel's petticoats, while the abbe complained in a smothered voice that M. d'Anquetil's sword had broken the remainder of his teeth, and over my head Jahel screamed fit to tear to pieces all the air of the Burgundian valleys.

    The Queen Pedauque

  • I informed her of M. d'Anquetil's impetuous plans, and represented to her how important it was for her own interest, and for my and your safety, to make our escape sure by coming with us.

    The Queen Pedauque

  • "I left her," was M. d'Anquetil's answer, "breathing into the mouth of her financier, to revive him.

    The Queen Pedauque

  • "Well, my dear boy, I'll briefly report the remainder of M. d'Anquetil's discourse.

    The Queen Pedauque

  • This stage, which goes over the Great St. Bernard and Little St. Bernard passes has had a lot of places in history — in terms of the 1940s, '50s and' 60s — the Great St. Bernard was in the Tour in 1964 when Federico Bahamontes was in the yellow jersey and Jacques Anquetil and also Raymond Poulidor, who was a young guy then, were challenging him.

    2009 Tour de France: Stages have Armstrong legacy

  • Poulidor actually attacked on that climb and it looked as if he might take the lead, but he got caught by Bahamontes and Anquetil, and on the last climb out of Martigny, where Stage 16 starts, Anquetil and Bahamontes broke away and Anquetil took the stage and won the yellow jersey and that Tour.

    2009 Tour de France: Stages have Armstrong legacy

  • This one, which isolated the two protagonists on the final 10km of the stage, had echoes of the famous duel between Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor on another mountain in another era, immortalised in a photograph showing them leaning on each other in a way that inspired Jacques Goddet, the famous race director, to remark that "it was as if their sweat was mingled".

    Tour de France 2010: Alberto Contador retains lead as Andy Schleck wins

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