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  • "Tú tienes dentro el poder de que el sol brille en la noche más oscura"

    veruscio Diary Entry

  • Un repose poignet en forme de lapinou qui brille la nuit ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Je m'impregne de la fragilité de cet insecte que j'admire tant en essayant tout de meme de garder un oeil sur Severine qui se delecte de toutes ces babiole qui brille flash attirent l'oeil.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Over a period of millions of years, the theory goes, these burrowing lizards lost their limbs and their external ears–to help them burrow more easily–and also replaced their eyelids with a clear brille or spectacle to protect their eyes while digging.

    Of dragons and microbes - The Panda's Thumb

  • Le tristement célèbre Pont Bessières brille au soleil de mille étoiles posées sur son trottoir.

    Les diamants du Pont Bessières — Climb to the Stars

  • (Tirant de son doigt une bague ou brille un gros diamant.)

    The Tales of Hoffmann Les contes d'Hoffmann

  • La figure de Marceau brille parmi tous les soldats de la Révolution, et les traits intéressants abondent dans l'histoire de sa belle carrière.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • American soldiers who, having long finished their lunch, were playing cards and dominoes, they ordered bread-soup, an omelette, white wine, brille cheese and their own ration of bully beef which they had brought in tins to be fried with onions.

    The Happy Foreigner

  • The butter round the omelette was bubbling in the dish, the brille had had its red rind removed and replaced by fried breadcrumbs, the white wine was light and sweet, and with the coffee afterwards they were given as much sugar as they wished.

    The Happy Foreigner

  • On peut dire que son esprit brille aux dépens de sa mémoire (One may say that his wit shines by the help of his memory).

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  • Cool--I think my Latvian grandmother called them brilles.

    March 9, 2010

  • German for spectacles: see besicles

    March 9, 2010