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  • 'trouvaille' of the sea, thrown up among their rocks.

    A Loose End and Other Stories

  • Thus: Vousiergue trouvaille bonorgue ce gigotmuche?

    Les Miserables

  • Sometimes it's serendipity, what the Fench called un trouvaille, some little fact or comment that pops into your head.

    Back Off, Pal. I'm An Author.

  • Even Lady Diana Pynsent (our former acquaintance Mr. Pynsent had married by this time), Lady Diana, who had had a considerable dislike to Laura for some time, was so enthusiastic as to say that she thought Miss Bell was a very agreeable person, and that grandmamma had found a great trouvaille in her.

    The History of Pendennis

  • The plebs have robbed us of THAT trade among others: nor, I confess, do I much grudge them their trouvaille.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • I wondered how I could make the most of my trouvaille, and decided that I would call at your hotel with them that afternoon.

    The Woodlanders

  • Though Malmaison has been called "an Ali Baba's cave for decorators" by none other than the French decorator Jacques Grange, clients have to earn their trouvaille; nothing comes easy.

    A Sale at Christie's, Shrouded in Twilight

  • He does not operate this way in part from a fear that his own poetic rapport and impetus might suffer; in part, I suppose, because he might miss a chance for a trouvaille; lastly, and most importantly, because it was the pity and terror inspired by existing versions (all, in varying degrees) which drew him into the not inconsiderable undertaking in the first place.

    Justice to Faust

  • Aubrey, in his _Wiltshire Collections_, _circ. _ 1670 (p. 45), thus describes a _trouvaille_ of Roman coins.

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • La segmentation et la redondance des messages, une trouvaille d'internet?

    Entretiens / Interviews / Entrevistas

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