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  • Would you believe it? at our inn, they never seem to have heard of soap in their lives, and we got quite tired of saying "savon" before we found some in a shop.

    Parkhurst Boys And Other Stories of School Life

  • "You idiot," said the War Babe amiably, "I know what 'savon' is.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, April 18, 1917

  • Thanks for ordering some savon here. ébouriffé (e) (ay-boor-ee-fay) adjective

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Transport yourself there with this triple milled savon.

    Smokey

  • No, you can still get dish *soap* in France--that's the "classique" part, like savon de Marseille or something.

    Making Light: Open thread 135

  • I've even been thinking of what I would call this soap but "Le lard gros savon" or "Savon de cochon" doesn't sound like it would sell.

    Make Soap from Bacon Fat

  • Parce que je me lave deja hein me la sortez pas celle la mais en ce moment en cours on se pique un delire avec "parle a ma main" et je me retrouve avec des FBI et autre çc sur la paume et ca ne part pas au savon!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Bon ben la elles ont bien mis plus d'un an voir deux a partir et desormais mes oreilles sont brulée tellement elles se sont pris de la pommade bacteomycine de l'eau oxygénée de la betadine de la biseptine du serum phy du septivon du savon de marseille ... enfin tout plein d'truc sur la tronche pour les faire partir! ouais ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • It was difficult to scold, the child was so enchanted, even old Ferdinand did not grumble but came to the rescue at once with brushes and "savon noir."

    Chateau and Country Life in France

  • CONDRAYE, their _savon imperiale; _ MONPELAS hys _eau de toilette_, wyth othir lyttle thinges too numerouse to mentyon.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol 2, No 6, December 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

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  • You wash your brawl with every thought, with every gesture, with every conceivable emollient and savon, and expect to find your way again.
    —Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

    Not italicized in the text, so treated as naturalized English, though the text does contain numerous italicized French terms. I have never seen this word used in English. (Nor do I know what 'brawl' is supposed to mean here. But the speaker is a raving Irishman and the author is Djuna Barnes, so mine not to reason why.)

    November 21, 2008