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  • Pechina, and, to guard her against Nicholas Tonsard's attentions, placed her in a convent at Auxerre, where she might acquire skill in sewing and forget Justin Michaud, whom she loved unconsciously.

    Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 2

  • His little granddaughter, Pechina, is at service with Madame

    Sons of the Soil

  • "La Pechina," said Sibilet, interrupting the abbe.

    Sons of the Soil

  • Pechina, "cried an angry voice," and that he waylays her, he'd rip the entrails out of every one of you, -- pack of scoundrels that you are at the Grand-I-Vert! "

    Sons of the Soil

  • You are to see your brother and sister at once, and say to them: 'If you let La Pechina alone, Pere Rigou will save Nicolas from the conscription.'"

    Sons of the Soil


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  • My immediate impression is that the name "..." evokes a sense of "sin," perhaps a little, female sin. From the Latin "peccatum."

    December 21, 2009