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  • Many guests, not knowing that the ground beneath them would be concrete, worried that a fleuve de boue (river of mud) would force them to be embourbé (mired) in mud, proving that everything really does sound better in French.

    Secret to a Picnic: Make It Big and White

  • While she was grateful for her many youthful readers, she told us that she had written even the earliest volumes of the Adrian Mole roman fleuve "for adults".

    Book club, week three: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾

  • In French, the distinction is not in size, but whether the body of water runs into the sea (fleuve) or not (rivière).

    How To Change The World « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Français · Argentine: Réhabiliter le fleuve Riachuelo

    Global Voices in English » Argentina: Cleaning Up the Riachuelo

  • This is one of those lovely little books that will make you sound very clever very quickly and personally I'm delighted to have finally really nailed la difference between the romans, a clef, a these, fleuve and policier and I'm afraid you'll have to decide for yourselves where the accents go because Typepad doesn't do French so me, I'm sans peur et sans reproche about that.

    48 entries from October 2007

  • Compared to that fleuve, Infinite Jest seems like bathroom reading.

    Endless Summer - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Zoogeographical importance of the Zaire River basin for speciation: L'importance zoogeographique du bassin du fleuve Zaire pour la speciation: le cas des primates simiens.

    Western Congolian swamp forests

  • Les oiseaux et les mammifères de la cuvette du Djoudj (delta du fleuve Sénégal).

    Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Senegal

  • The author himself occasionally appeared in small roles in other director's films, the most recent example being TIME REGAINED 1999, Raoul Ruiz's elegant distillation of Marcel Proust's seven-volume roman fleuve REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST -- a work whose unmoored handling of time and tendrilous sentence structure must have been influential to him.

    Archive 2008-02-17

  • And by the same token, English would be imprecise because we use the same word for a river flowing into the ocean (fleuve) and for a river flowing into another body of water (rivière), etc. etc... this line of reasoning gets quite silly pretty fast.

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