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  • noun historical A member of a major revolt led by Jean Cottereau against the French Revolution.

Etymologies

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French

Examples

  • One of their ancestors, a misanthropical woodcutter, a morose peasant, kept himself aloof from the other peasants as the _chat-huant_ (screech-owl) keeps aloof from the other birds; hence the name Chouan, a corruption of _chat-huant_.

    The Companions of Jehu

  • The royalist, the soldier of the army of Conde, the "Chouan" had suddenly reappeared under the

    The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X

  • One of the brothers of Jean Cottereau, was nick-named the "Chouan," a title used by all the Western rebels against the Republic.

    Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 1

  • An era of political corruption, runaway inflation and continuing civil war in the western provinces the famous Chouan insurgency ensued.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • An era of political corruption, runaway inflation and continuing civil war in the western provinces the famous Chouan insurgency ensued.

    Scandalous Interview with Catherine Delors & Giveaway of FOR THE KING

  • This specimen of Vendean paper money had been nailed to the wall by the preceding gardener, an old Chouan, who had died in the convent, and whose place Fauchelevent had taken.

    Les Miserables

  • Death-toilet of a Chouan, condemned to execution in 1809.

    Pierre Grassou

  • Death-toilet of a Chouan, condemned to execution in 1809.

    Pierre Grassou

  • The Owl only ends well in so far as some lovers come together, and nobody is killed at the moment, but you know they are all doomed, they are Chouan fellows.

    Vailima Letters

  • They then became known by another name, and the Chouan bands for years carried on a fearful war against the government in that part of the province which is called the Morbihan.

    La Vend�e

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