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  • proper n. A surname originating in France.


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  • It was my best stethoscope, a model from the nineteenth century called a Pinard-a bell with a flattened disc at one end, to which I pressed my ear.

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  • On September 8th, 2009 at 8: 47 pm, Vincent Pinard wrote:

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  • What I liked most about this movie was that it demonstrated the prominence of the French Huguenot heritage as Francois Pienaar from the French Pinard are both French names as well as André Joubert as well as De Villiers.

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  • Pinard 1932, in an experimental study of perseverance in 194 “difficult” children ages 8–15, found that of 24 leaders, 17 belonging to the “moderate nonperseverator” group were rated as more reliable, self-controlled, persistent, and as the most constructive leaders.

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  • I keep forgetting to check if she has pierced ears, so I could get her some Pinard earrings.

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  • She gurgled and kicked as I picked up the Pinard and placed it on her chest again, moving it over neck, shoulder, arm-

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  • I put down the Pinard and picked her up, cradling her against my shoulder.

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  • "Turn your head, lovey, yes, that's right" I breathed, delicately turning her head away from me, Pinard pressed to the side of her neck.

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  • For the hundredth time in two days, I bent close, ear pressed to the Pinard as I moved it over Amanda's neck and chest, hoping against hope that the sound would have disappeared.

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  • This is according to a respectable study done by a McGill pollster, Mr. Maurice Pinard.

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