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  • n. Plural form of flambeau.


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  • _ Mrs. Behn (or, haply, George Jenkins, the first editor of _The Widow Ranter_), here uses the ordinary form 'flambeaux' as a plural.

    The Works of Aphra Behn Volume IV.

  • I cannot see, I said, that it is so very easy for a number of men to have been continually mistaking 'flambeaux' for 'stars,' 'thunder' for 'human speech,' and 'Roman soldiers' for 'angels.'"

    The Eclipse of Faith Or, A Visit To A Religious Sceptic

  • The phaser shots flickered through the darkness, igniting the spongy green hearts and turning the oncoming figures into walking flambeaux.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • The Italian then, extending his bare arm from under his linen vestment, pointed with his forefinger to five large flambeaux, or torches, placed on each side of the altar.

    My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

  • Côté prestations devant public: nous sommes passés 4 fois au grand plaisir du public ! et dans la soirée , un défilé aux flambeaux, magnifique , devant le château illuminé !

    le Chouans en Avant, Bivouac à Sully sur Loire

  • The king found her “more beautiful than ever, in the shadows of the night, and the dancing light of flambeaux and her diamonds.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • And behold, there appeared cressets and lanthorns and flambeaux and up came the army of women.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Hasan crept under the wooden settle as before, whilst the troops lighted flambeaux of wax mixed with aloes-wood and Nadd-perfume and crude ambergris122 and passed the night in sport and delight till the morning.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So I sat down and, after a while, the curtains were suddenly drawn from one side of the room and, behold, in came damsels walking in procession and hending hand lighted flambeaux of wax and censers full of Sumatran aloes-wood, and amongst them a young lady as she were the rising full moon.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So he took the two dinars and embarked them in the boat; and he put off and rowed about with them awhile, when behold, the barge came down the river in mid-stream, with lighted flambeaux and cressets flaming therein.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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    April 13, 2009