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  • It looks very similar to our traditional Easter cakes: we actually call them "doves" because they (are supposed to) look like (very) stylized doves - try googling "colombe pasquali."

    Easter? Is That You?

  • It begins with a good deal of that rather nauseous gush about the adorable candour of young persons which, in a French novel, too often means that the "blanche colombe" will become a very dingy dunghill hen before long -- as duly happens here.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • In comparing this red-haired jade to a dove (colombe), I could not help thinking of that infamous old woman, Sainte-Colombe, whom that big rascal Jacques Dumoulin pays his court to, and whom the Abbe Corbinet will finish, I hope, by turning to good account.

    The Wandering Jew — Complete

  • In comparing this red-haired jade to a dove (colombe), I could not help thinking of that infamous old woman, Sainte-Colombe, whom that big rascal

    The Wandering Jew — Volume 11

  • I compare the red-haired girl to a dove -- a colombe.

    The Wandering Jew — Volume 11

  • Hélas, à force de chercher dans les poubelles, vous avez tous du sang sur les mains, entre autres celui de Lady Diana et celui de Mickael Jackson que vos potins incessants, ont torturé toute sa vie et cherchent encore à salir dans la mort…Voilà comment le crachat du crapaud atteint la blanche colombe, voilà comment l’absence de talent des uns étouffe jalousement le génie des autres!

    Jocelyn Wildenstein – Celebrity Trainwreck – #54

  • Fortunately, you don't have to be a guest to dine on the lovely fig-shaded terrace, surrounded by works of Miro, Braque, Léger and César (rooms €285-€380, dinner about €65; 33-493-32-80-02; www. la-colombe-dor.com

    Sunbathing With the Masters

  • Les trois Michel, magiciens, la colombe rangée dans la veste de l’un d’entre eux.

    Moment fort — Climb to the Stars

  • a ete entendue, disant: Celui-ci est mon Fils bien-aime; le Fils est vu en l'eau, et le Saint-Esprit apparait en forme de colombe.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • "'Pourquoi,' s'écria-t-elle avec emportement -- pourquoi ne voulez-vous pas que je ressente vivement l'offense qu'on a fait à ce petit agneau, à cette colombe sans fiel, qui ne se plaint seulement pas de l'outrage qu'il a reçu?

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844

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