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  • J'aurais porté ma tête sur l'échafaud avec courage, parce que je me serais dit: Un jour viendra où ma cendre sera relevée avec les honneurs dus à un patriote persécuté par un tyran.

    Moniteur/Morning Chronicle

  • _Un remede d'Empereur (Neron) pour se debarrasser d'un rhume, -- et de commère pour attendre le meme but -- fut envelopper un oignon dans une feuille de chou et le faire cuire sous la cendre; puis l'ecrasser, le reduire en pulpe, le mettre dans une tasse de lait, ou une decoction chaude de redisse; se coucher; et se tenir chaudement, au besoin recidiver matin et soir_.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Marls quand ell 's'y reveille, en cendre ell' le trouva; Poussa un si grand cri que tout l'monde accoura.

    Folk Songs of French Canada

  • She was standing in front of her dressing-table, her cendre hair -- shadows shot with sunlight -- falling like a waterfall over her shoulders.

    Balloons

  • Trois gouttes de ce laict dessus la seiche cendre, 50

    Aux cendres de Claude Colet

  • Et, comme un tas de cendre éteinte et refroidie, 75

    Tristesse d'Olympio

  • Now my mother, when we came to Appleboro, was still a beautiful woman, fair and rosy, with a profusion of _blonde cendre_ curls just beginning to whiten, a sweet and arch face, and eyes of clearest hazel, valanced with jet.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • The shepherdess has a robe of fairest crimson, and her flower-crowned locks in tint more nearly approach to the blond cendre which distinguishes so many of Palma's donne than to the ruddier gold that Titian himself generally affects.

    The Earlier Work of Titian

  • Like the boy, she had long-lashed grey eyes, and _blond-cendre_ hair: her mouth and chin were of the Burne-Jones order, and her charm, which was great but unintentional, and generally unconscious, appealed partly to the senses and partly to the intellect.

    Love at Second Sight

  • [FOOTNOTE: Count Wodzinski writes: "It was not blonde, but of a shade similar to that of his eyes: ash-coloured (cendre), with golden reflections in the light."]

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

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