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  • proper n. A short form of the male given names Lester and Leslie.
  • proper n. A short form of the female name Leslie.


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  • _ In French: _Ceux dont on ignore le martyre (Les Yougo-Slaves et la guerre) _; _Les Yougo-Slaves -- Leur union nationale; Les Slovenes_ by Q. Krek; and the periodical _Bulletin

    The Russian Revolution; the Jugo-Slav Movement

  • à la corbeille, Le chevalier qui faisait parler les muets, Le chevalier, sa dame et un clerc, Les trois dames, La gageure, Le prêtre d'Alison, La bourgeoise d'Orléans_ (Bédier, _Les Fabliaux_, 1895).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • The film of this moment became widely circulated within Predica and popularized under the name Les Demoiselles de Bourges “The Damsels of Bourges”, a take-off on a well-known French movie called Les Demoiselles de Rochefort.

    The Power of Co-Creation

  • Of the last-mentioned excellent work there is a French translation, under the title Les origines de la confédération suisse (Bern, 1891).

    The Governments of Europe

  • He was, for example, the first three-star chef ever to list his holding company, Verdun et Cie, on the Paris bourse, and to use the eleven million euros of his initial public offering to completely renovate his country inn and create a string of fashionable bistros under the name Les Verdunières.

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • "Les" is the plural form of "le" and both are indirect object pronouns.


  • Bundick (also working on disco/house project under the moniker Les Sins) surely knew what adding live players would do to his songs, though.

    In concert: Toro y Moi at the Rock and Roll Hotel

  • Doubtless these versions and a volume called Les faits des Romains were used as text-books to teach the young count about the world's conquerors.

    Charles the Bold

  • In the lowest Form he places those whom he calls Les Petits Esprits, such things as are our Upper-Gallery Audience in a Play-house; who like nothing but the Husk and Rind of Wit, prefer a Quibble, a Conceit, an

    Spectator, May 11, 1711

  • Her intervening projects give her the aura of a post-punk Zelig: the all-female punk band Malaria! formed in 1981, toured with the Birthday Party, put out records on Belgian boutique label Les Disques du Crepuscule, and performed with Nina Hagen at Studio

    San Francisco Bay Guardian: Top Stories


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