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  • The Lanterne Rouge for the last rider to finish, named after the red light on the back of a caboose, went to Italian Fabio Sabatini.

    Aussie Clinches Tour de France

  • Mr. Vansevenant, the Belgian who rides for the Silence team, made history by becoming the first rider in the history of the Tour to win the "Lanterne Rouge," or red lantern prize, for finishing in last place for the third time in his career.

    A Finishing Party in Paris

  • Lanterne and Troppman have been very evident symptoms of it.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • The record ended at length with the student himself, towards the approach of his graduation, when an article appeared in that unpardonable sheet _La Lanterne du Progrès_, acutely describing and discussing the defects of the system of Seminary education, making a flippant allusion to a circular of His Grace the

    The Young Seigneur Or, Nation-Making

  • Paris, ever so quietly, but suspected or marked as one who will not subscribe to this, you are immediately accroche a la Lanterne: tout cela m'est inconcevable.

    George Selwyn: His Letters and His Life

  • Il voulut tirer son epingle du jeu; il fut sur le point de partir; on ne pousse pas la Liberte a ce point en France; il n'avait pas demande permission a la Populace; ainsi, sans autre forme de proces, on voulut le conduire du Controle a la Lanterne.

    George Selwyn: His Letters and His Life

  • He studied law, and while still young took to politics, associating himself with the most advanced movements, writing articles for the anarchist journal _Le Peuple_, and directing the _Lanterne_ for some time.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • The success of la Lanterne and Troppman have been very evident symptoms of it.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • I do not even read, or rather I have not read La Lanterne!

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • Opposite their windows was the Seine, and La Lanterne – in short, Paris – full, historic Paris – lay around them.

    Maria Edgeworth

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  • from Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution. Meaning: a lamp post on the street, used by Parisian mobs to string up the latest object of their fury.

    March 6, 2011