- From Latin Franciscus ("French(man)") (from Francia 'France', from the Germanic tribal name of the Franks, meaning frank, free), originally a nickname of St. Francis of Assisi. (Wiktionary)
“[Illustration: "_I WILL NOT TELL, SIR FRANCIS_"] "What did your father when the proposition was made to kill the queen?" asked Walsingham so suddenly that Francis was caught unawares.”
“Francis was never known in his lifetime as anything higher than _Brother Francis_, and his community he insisted should be called the community of the lesser brethren -- _Fratres Minores_ -- for none could be or should be less than they.”
“Francis in prayer_, by Hannibal Carrache; _an Ecce Homo_ and a copy of the _Holy family_, by Mignard; _a death of saint Francis_, by Jouvenet; several marines, by Vernet; _a descent from the Cross_, by Lahire; _the plague of Milan_, by Lemonnier, of Rouen; and a great many others, which it would require too much room to mention here.”
“SPLITTING SAINT FRANCIS: The Nittany Lions bounced back from a 5-3 afternoon loss to Saint Francis with an impressive 8-0, six-inning win over the Red Flash to split a March 24 doubleheader.”
“The Austrian emperor, Francis II, had secured the title Francis I, emperor of Austria, and now retained this title alone.”
“Mention the name Francis to this 81-year-old business tycoon and his face lights up.”
“Brother Francis is a monk in the order dedicated to the Blessed (not saint yet) Leibowitz.”
“RNC Communications Director Trevor Francis is leaving his job, Steele confirmed in statement to CNN, but offered no reason for the departure.”
“Blaser, Robin Francis (May 18, 1925 – May 7, 2009) ECP”
“Designed by Philippe Starck and Martin Francis, the 390-foot craft's bow is angled inward, resembling a submarine or a sleek locomotive; the control center soars from the stern rather than the middle of the boat.”
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