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  • If you compose a window in which there shall be no blue, you will get a dirty or dull (blafard) or crude surface which the eye will instantly avoid; but if you put a few touches of blue among all these tones, you will immediately get striking effects if not skilfully conceived harmony.

    Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres Henry Adams 1878


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  • Definition: (adj) - pale, pallid, wan

    Elle a la peau la plus blafarde que j'ai jamais vue - She has the palest skin I've ever seen.

    Tu as l'air blafard, ça va ? - You look wan, are you ok?

    October 21, 2008

  • I tried to resist, but this word had such sad puppy-dog eyes that I broke down and "learned" it.

    October 21, 2008