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  • a military engineer specializing in the camouflage of structures

    March 12, 2014

  • Modern derivatives: droneur, hackeur, ICBM launcheur, etc.

    March 12, 2014

  • I submit personal starvateur - a must in achieving that Hollywood waste-line

    March 12, 2014

  • Thomas Hart Benton was a camofleur--I think Arshile Gorky was one, too--but often I see this spelled as camoufleur. Which spelling do we prefleur?

    March 17, 2014

  • *facepalm* ...camoufleur is obviously the correct form. I think that is why I had little success finding citations.
    Here is a google books search ngram showing that camoufleur is by far the more prevalent spelling; in fact the number of instances of camOfleur is below the threshold needed to appear in the graph.

    March 17, 2014

  • I'd swear I've seen this spelling, though.

    March 17, 2014

  • Well we can leat them have camoufleur and we are now free to completely subvert camofleur to our hearts' content.

    I look at the -fleur and think that it should mean repurposing a piece of military hardware, like say a tank, by using it as a planter for flowers.

    At least in Bilby's Alternate Universe.

    March 17, 2014

  • A usage too broad surely errs.
    It could be his work or else hers.
    A camofleur must be
    Uniquely a he.
    The female we call camofleuse.

    March 18, 2014