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  • “Si seulement on avait une autre botte de paille,” sighed Father Théodore, and with another critical glance at Holland, “une plus grande.”

    The Mistaken Wife

  • Rebooting veut dire faire redémarrer l'ordinateur mais boot signifie botte.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Tracy had a very bad botte problem which he wrote about.

    Criss-Cross -- Don Tracy

  • Turns out the golden beast was no other than a giant, rounded, botte de foin.

    sauve qui peut - French Word-A-Day

  • I met my share of vieilles dames while living in Brittany who whispered to me never-to-be-forgotten stories of their lives sous la botte Nazi during the occupation.

    colis - French Word-A-Day

  • Expressions: de fil en aiguille = "from thread to needle," one thing leading to another une petite/grande aiguille = hour/minute hand (of clock) discuter sur des pointes d'aiguilles = to split hairs passer par le trou d'une aiguille = to accomplish something difficult faire passer quelqu'un par le trou d'une aiguille = to intimidate someone chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin = to look for a needle in a haystack

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  • Je marche bien tranquilou la tete perdu au milieu d'mon echarpe de deux metres enroulees autour de mon cou pis la j'entends des bruit de talons aiguille, je leve les yeux et la devant moi une meuf d'un certain age jupe courte bas resillé botte a talon aiguille manteau moumoute peluche ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • But fighting as we were (at least, as he was) in deadly earnest, I could not be sure that my botte would not be too successful, and that, instead of merely striking his sword from his hand, I should not run him through.

    Humphrey Bold A Story of the Times of Benbow

  • I had no doubt that I could bring things to a speedy end by employing the special botte which

    Humphrey Bold A Story of the Times of Benbow

  • The only man in the world that knows that botte besides myself is Humphrey Bold.

    Humphrey Bold A Story of the Times of Benbow

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