Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cardplaying. See pool.
  • n. One of the movements of a quadrille.

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Examples

  • I still have some criticism about the written pronunciation of the words you choose to discuss, as in "poule" = pewel?, which I think is better pronounced in English as "pool".

    livre d'or - French Word-A-Day

  • You will find the French word poule referenced in these books:

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  • When French people feel a bit chilly they develop chicken skin chair de poule, which is similar, but not identical to, goose pimples.

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  • This was the game of poule, which is French for chicken.

  • Later on, the pot of money in the middle of a card table came to be known as the poule and this term was picked up by English gamblers who changed the spelling to pool.

  • I still have some criticism about the written pronunciation of the words you choose to discuss, as in "poule" = pewel?

    livre d'or - French Word-A-Day

  • Listen: hear Jean-Marc pronounce the word "poule" Download poule. wav

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  • Listen: hear Jean-Marc pronounce the word "poule" Download poule.wav

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  • The true dish, called "poule-au-pot," or hen in a pot, is a luxurious one in which a hen is stuffed with sausage and liver, onions and ham and herbs, and then poached in a rich broth.

    A Warming Dish for a Cold Winter's Night

  • The story of “mettre la poule au pot” goes back to the time of King Henri IV (16th Century) who wanted everyone in his kingdom to be able to afford “a chicken in the pot” every Sunday!

    pot - French Word-A-Day

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