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  • Larousse, Pierre Athanase 1817-1875. French lexicographer, grammarian, and encyclopedist who founded a publishing company (1852) and compiled the Grand Dictionnaire Universel du XIXe Siècle (1866-1876).

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  • n. French lexicographer (1817-1875)

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  • Seems I can say the same for my fat paperback edition by Larousse, which is only a few years old.

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  • "Larousse" has a map which identifies it as the site now occupied by the Æmilian bridge, at the base of the Palatine, near the mouth of the

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  • After he started his project, he learned that his uncle had done something similar with the "Larousse Gastronomique" during the 1970s.

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  • On va dire que c pas plus gros qu'une description sur un dico Larousse!

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  • And he then spent the rest of his life, first of all, trying to get it into Webster's and the OED and Larousse and all the dictionaries, but then recognized -- he was a lawyer, and he recognized that a word, a free-floating word that connoted evil but that didn't commit anybody to doing anything about it wasn't enough.

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  • The Reverend Father Jacques-Paul Migne, who was born in the Auvergne in 1800, has been compared to Napoleon, Balzac, d'Alembert, and Diderot; to Raspail the scientist and politician, to Girardin the newspaper proprietor, to Boucicaut who founded the Bon Marché store, and to Larousse the publisher.

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  • Sombrely and patiently he - taught me the rudiments of geography from the maps in the back of an ancient copy of Pears Cyclopaedia, English from books that ranged from Wilde to Gibbon, French from a fat and exciting book called he Petit Larousse, and mathematics from memory.

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  • Larousse, too, not to be behindhand, says that she was "born in Seville, of a Spanish father"; and, alternatively,

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  • "It might have been thought," is the comment of Larousse, "that, with the fever of the wine abated, these happenings and the recollection of the indecorous words accompanying them would, by the next morning, have been forgotten."

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  • [219: 1] Larousse, _Grand Dictionnaire Universel_, art.

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