Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to A. R. J. Turgot (1727-81), an eminent French statesman.

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Examples

  • A few objectors called it the "turgotine," partly to mimic

    The Chouans

  • The speaker, in whom our readers have already recognized the lady who instigated the attack on the "turgotine," may be allowed to keep the name which she used to escape the dangers that threatened her in

    The Chouans

  • This turgotine was a wretched cabriolet on two high wheels, in the depths of which two persons, if rather fat, could with difficulty have stowed themselves.

    The Chouans

  • They looked at the venerable turgotine, and easily recognized it.

    The Chouans

  • There the commandant cleared up his doubts as to the action of the Chouans, for on the following day the news of the pillage of the turgotine was received.

    The Chouans

  • He gave a signal and a shower of bullets riddled the turgotine.

    The Chouans

  • Pelerine, Pille-Miche and Marche-a-Terre again stopped the turgotine at a dip in the road.

    The Chouans

  • At the same moment Marche-a-Terre, who also knew the turgotine, called his comrades 'attention to it, and the general shout of joy which they sent up roused the young lady from her reflections.

    The Chouans

  • Then, looking at the Chouans who were disappearing into the woods, and at the turgotine which was now on its way to the valley of Couesnon, he added: "After all my haste I see I am too late.

    The Chouans

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