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  • proper n. A male given name, the German equivalent of Francis, rare in English.


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  • The man was called Calvin Franz and the helicopter was a Bell 222.

    Excerpt: Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child

  • Dennis Franz is more and more to the fore, which is no bad thing.

    Miscellany at Large « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog

  • A kingmaker emerged in Franz König of Vienna, who sought a non-Italian Pope and a Vatican II Pope; he found allies in Joseph Ratzinger of Munich and John Krol of Philadelphia, and together they championed Karol Wojtyla of Kraków.

    In Search of a Pope

  • The one called Franz gave Kitten at least as thorough a look-over as he gave his cargo.


  • The one called Franz gave Kitten at least as thorough a look? over as he gave his cargo.


  • We talk a little about art; but as Herr Franz is not very strong in Italian, and as the writer's German is limited, our Æsthetic conversation is necessarily somewhat dislocated.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • 'We can't get them except with a long stick, and when old Franz is with us.'

    A Christmas Cake in Four Quarters

  • "Franz is right, so mind your knife and fork, and be moderate, or else you won't be able to help in the surprise by and by," said Mrs. Jo.

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys

  • Yes; Franz is tired of it, Silas cannot be spared just now, and Mr. Bhaer has no time.

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys

  • He could have taken it all as a joke, a big joke set up by his colleagues at the bank for some unknown reason, or also perhaps because today was his thirtieth birthday, it was all possible of course, maybe all he had to do was laugh in the policemen's face in some way and they would laugh with him, maybe they were tradesmen from the corner of the street, they looked like they might be - but he was nonetheless determined, ever since he first caught sight of the one called Franz, not to lose any slight advantage he might have had over these people.

    The Trial


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