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- adj. Crazy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of food or drink; drunk.
- n. A bushel.
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Page 75. 11. fou: note — _il est fou_, ‘he is mad.’
'Garçon, surtout ne laissez pas sortir le fou' (_feu_) -- meaning 'Don't let the fire go out,' and the intelligent foreigner had immediately guessed from my appearance that I was _le fou_. "
Champagne before the monk Dom Perignon figured out what was happening was called vin fou (vino loco).
There's a little something "fou" in "le coup de FOUdre" as I like to say.
But it's this way, Tom; when I think of going over the water into those trenches, and when I think of the shells falling all around me; when I call to mind that men may be dying at my richt hand and on my left, blown all to smithereens, I get afraid, but after I have filled mysel 'fou' of whisky I don't care.
Fou 'ercross an' fou 'stan' sideways, smilin 'face to face.
Calabar is not only for fattening up the women to improve their appearance, but an initiatory custom as well, although the main intention is now, undoubtedly, fattening, and the girl is constantly fed with fat-producing foods, such as fou-fou soaked in palm oil.
"Well, now, it's mighty strange that you should ha 'fou't with us and not agin us," responded Joel Sparkman.
“Well, now, it's mighty strange that you should ha 'fou't with us and not agin us,” responded Joel Sparkman.
TRIBUNE DE GENÈVE: FRANCE | L'ancien président cubain affirme que les expulsions de Roms de France montrent que le président français est en train de devenir "fou", et s'inquiète de sa puissance nucléaire.
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