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  • n. Plural form of canaille.


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  • With Impress of Asias and Queen Columbia for her pairanymphs and the singing sands for herbrides’ music: goosegaze annoynted uns, canailles canzoned and me to she her shyblumes lifted: and

    Finnegans Wake

  • "Seeing their privileges in danger of invasion by these twenty-four millions -- mostly canailles; possibly created by God, it is true, but clearly so created to be the slaves of Privilege -- does it surprise you that the dispensing of royal justice should be placed in the stout hands of these


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