Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A French coin of the time of Charles VI., equal to 20 deniers: so called from the three fleurs-de-lis crowned on the obverse.

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  • Botanical name: Tulipa "Florette" Where: Martha Parriott Terrace Garden Description:

    WN.com - Articles related to Covai Flower Show contests from Nov. 29

  • Special guest Daniel Auteuil harks back to his beginnings in Jean De Florette with his directorial debut, The Well Digger's Daughter, another Marcel Pagnol story set in rural Provence.

    This week's new film events

  • Auteuil revisits Jean de Florette territory for his directing debut: another Provençal tale from Marcel Pagnol, revolving around a country beauty whose romantic options only lead to suffering.

    This week's new films

  • The incident came to light on Wednesday when a passenger on the flight from Paris to Dublin told French radio that Depardieu, star of movies such as "Jean de Florette" and "Green Card," appeared to be drunk and had urinated in the aisle during takeoff, when passengers must remain seated.

    Prostate problem made Depardieu pee on plane: friend

  • A passenger on the flight said Depardieu, 62, the star of movies such as "Jean de Florette" and "Green Card," appeared to be drunk and insisted he be allowed to use the bathroom during takeoff, when passengers must remain seated.

    Depardieu outrages passengers by urinating in plane

  • • An article about a fatal shooting in rural France, stemming from arguments over rights to spring water, drew comparisons with the 1986 film of Marcel Pagnol's book Jean de Florette.

    Corrections and clarifications

  • Filling my water bottle at a tributary spring near by reminds me of Grard Depardieu in Jean de Florette.

    Wildwood

  • While her mother Florette and her sister Benita thrived in this world, Peggy longed for the world outside the narrow confines of their social circle.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The story behind this was that someone found the frog in the "canónigos" (I don't know the English name for this vegetable) bag he bought and was trying to sue the company Florette SA.

    Boing Boing: August 6, 2006 - August 12, 2006 Archives

  • I recommend that anyone interested in the problems associated with purchasing rural property in Mexico rent the French movies from the 80s, Jean de Florette and Manon de Source (Manon of the Spring).

    Rural Mexico revisited

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