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  • noun Plural form of Chouan.

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Examples

  • The Chouans were a terror and a scourge to their fellow-citizens: farms burnt, unoffending citizens robbed and murdered, all their possessions seized on and appropriated, stabbing in the dark, and cowardly cruelties of all kinds characterized these "honourable men," who were _guerillas_ and nothing more.

    Béarn and the Pyrenees A Legendary Tour to the Country of Henri Quatre

  • They are nicknamed "Chouans" which means screech owls.

    Jacques Cathelineau

  • The "Chouans" who are strengthened by their victories, decide to advance futrther.

    Jacques Cathelineau

  • They are nicknamed "Chouans" which means screech owls.

    Archive 2007-10-28

  • The "Chouans" who are strengthened by their victories, decide to advance futrther.

    Archive 2007-10-28

  • When the resistance to the "Chouans" became more serious, differences arose among their leaders.

    Jacques Cathelineau

  • When the resistance to the "Chouans" became more serious, differences arose among their leaders.

    Archive 2007-10-28

  • Frotté headed a considerable band of malcontents, and still more formidable were the Breton "Chouans" that followed the peasant leader

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 1 of 2)

  • General Count de Bourmont, born September 2, 1773, at the Chateau of Bourmont (Maine-et-Loire), amid the "Chouans," had shared their religious and monarchical passions.

    The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X

  • -- [The "Chouans," so called from their use of the cry of the screech-owl (chathouan) as a signal, were the revolted peasants of Brittany and of Maine.] --

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

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