from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device for inducing sleep by tiring the eyes by a pencil of light reflected from a series of revolving mirrors.


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  • Omykiss – see my previous post about alouette and plucking if you want a bit more violence!

    big fish, little fish

  • I was so suffocated with my inn last night, that I mustered all my resolution, rose with the alouette this morning, and was in my chaise by five o'clock I got hither by eight this evening, tired, but rejoiced; I have had a comfortable dish of tea, and am going to bed in clean sheets.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 4

  • alouette, gentil alouette. allouette, je te plumerais.

    kreme uf - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • veggie/cheese tray crackers and alouette guac and chips grilled chicken peppers and onions rice and beans

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • About “pate d’alouette”: it’s mainly known as a reference to some swindle, as in “recette du pate d’alouettes : mettre un cheval pour une alouette” alledgedly, the lark pate is prepared with one horse for one lark, obviously because lark is a expensive meat.

    songs about plucking


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