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  • Hocus Crocus, Esquilocus, Finnfinn the Faineant, how feel full foes in furrinarr!

    Finnegans Wake

  • German with a face like an ancient Gaul, who has been sergeant-major in the French line and who is, I see, a great, big, muscular Faineant.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

  • It being now the duty of Prince John to name the knight who had done best, he determined that the honour of the day remained with the knight whom the popular voice had termed “Le Noir Faineant.”

    Ivanhoe

  • The reader cannot have forgotten that the event of the tournament was decided by the exertions of an unknown knight, whom, on account of the passive and indifferent conduct which he had manifested on the former part of the day, the spectators had entitled, “Le Noir Faineant”.

    Ivanhoe

  • “Le Noir Faineant” then turned his horse upon Athelstane of

    Ivanhoe

  • I remember it was in this coterie, in the middle of a discourse, in which I was showing the necessity of a first cause, that the young Count de Faineant took me by the hand to the farthest corner of the room, to tell me that my solitaire was pinned too strait about my neck.

    A Mystery with a Moral

  • Louis V (le-Faineant), died also at Compiègne in 987.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • It being now the duty of Prince John to name the knight who had done best, he determined that the honor of the day remained with the knight whom the popular voice had termed _Le Noir Faineant_.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • I remember it was in this Coterie, in the middle of a discourse, in which I was showing the necessity of a first cause, that the young Count de Faineant took me by the hand to the furthest corner of the room to tell me my solitaire was pinn’d too strait about my neck.

    63. Paris

  • The reader cannot have forgotten that the event of the tournament was decided by the exertions of an unknown knight, whom, on account of the passive and indifferent conduct which he had manifested on the former part of the day, the spectators had entitled, _Le Noir Faineant_.

    Ivanhoe

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