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  • * The notes upon the bugle were anciently called mots, and

    Ivanhoe

  • 41 The notes upon the bugle were anciently called mots, and are distinguished in the old treatises on hunting, not by musical characters, but by written words.

    Ivanhoe

  • J'en connais qui grimpent au plafond, au simple énoncé de ces "mots" inexistants dans un vocabulaire normalement constitué (même Microsoft ne les a pas dans son dico de correction).

    Entretiens / Interviews / Entrevistas

  • He jests: _Nein, Bergapots_, or, _What kind of mots are those?

    The Mind of the Child, Part II The Development of the Intellect, International Education Series Edited By William T. Harris, Volume IX.

  • Knocks 'mots' and 'duck house' out of the vocabulary of the jackass Labour apologists.

    British Blogs

  • After watching nearly eight continuous hours of the Hurricane Ike coverage and all the hilarious reporting that entailed (including a streaker in Beaumont), I vowed to write down as many bon mots as possible from future weather coverage.

    Spontaneous, live stupidity « Lab Kat

  • On the eve of his departure, the bon mots for his bon voyage also were uttered in prime time and late night with Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro, a special edition of 20/20 anchored and reported by Katie Couric, and an appearance on Late Show With David Letterman.

    Regis Philbin Signs Off Live After 28 Years

  • If you will forgive the bastardising of one of Muhammad Ali's finest bon mots, Robbie Keane flits like a butterfly but still stings like a bee.

    Aston Villa's Robbie Keane steals the show on return to his alma mater

  • On the other hand, it's a sort of Mary Sue illness/disability in some ways, in that it doesn't make me grow protuberances off my nose or make my clothing unflattering in any way or prevent me from writing and tossing off witty bons mots.

    mrissa: Two to go.

  • Yet I don't imagine the songwriter spent a lot time guzzling cocktails and trading bon mots; he was much too busy writing songs.

    Visionaries on a Mission

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