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  • Glew believes the memoirs imply Quasimodo is based on a real-life figure as they reference a carver named Trajan, who was employed by an unnamed scuptlor whose French nickname was le bossu, or "hunchback."

    Notre Dame's 'Real' Hunchback Uncovered By U.K. Archivist

  • "Le bossu" - maybe, but really only l'Ile de la Cité. in my opinion.

    The best movies set in Paris.

  • Le célèbre satirique Pope était bossu et avait les jambes torses.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • Un prince de la maison de Condé, branche collatérale de celle de Bourbon, était bossu et laid.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • Such was the costume in which La Reveillére-Lepeaux exhibited himself to his astonished countrymen, and having the misfortune to be -- as we are told -- "petit, bossu, et puant," the exhibition obtained no great success.

    The Contemporary Review, January 1883 Vol 43, No. 1

  • "The bossu," repeated the wretched infant vacantly.

    In the Quarter

  • Helen remembered that kind-hearted Cecilia had often remonstrated for humanity's sake, and stopped the quizzing which used to go on in their private coteries, when the satirical elder sister would have it that _le petit bossu_ was in love with Louisa.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 10

  • Fortune had suddenly advanced him to uncounted thousands and a title, and no longer _le petit bossu_, Lord

    Tales and Novels — Volume 10

  • Vous seriez un excellent attornei general; vous pesez toutes les probabilit ` es; mais il paroit que vous avez une inclination secrette pour ce bossu.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 3

  • Adrian Glew, who works on the Tate collection's archives in London, was studying the seven-volume handwritten autobiography of 19th-century British sculptor Henry Sibson when he came across a reference to a Frenchman whose nickname was "le bossu," or hunchback.

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