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  • Many guests, not knowing that the ground beneath them would be concrete, worried that a fleuve de boue (river of mud) would force them to be embourbé (mired) in mud, proving that everything really does sound better in French.

    Secret to a Picnic: Make It Big and White

  • While she was grateful for her many youthful readers, she told us that she had written even the earliest volumes of the Adrian Mole roman fleuve "for adults".

    Book club, week three: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾

  • Français · Argentine: Réhabiliter le fleuve Riachuelo

    Global Voices in English » Argentina: Cleaning Up the Riachuelo

  • In French, the distinction is not in size, but whether the body of water runs into the sea (fleuve) or not (rivière).

    How To Change The World « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Compared to that fleuve, Infinite Jest seems like bathroom reading.

    Endless Summer - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • This is one of those lovely little books that will make you sound very clever very quickly and personally I'm delighted to have finally really nailed la difference between the romans, a clef, a these, fleuve and policier and I'm afraid you'll have to decide for yourselves where the accents go because Typepad doesn't do French so me, I'm sans peur et sans reproche about that.

    Loo Books

  • This is one of those lovely little books that will make you sound very clever very quickly and personally I'm delighted to have finally really nailed la difference between the romans, a clef, a these, fleuve and policier and I'm afraid you'll have to decide for yourselves where the accents go because Typepad doesn't do French so me, I'm sans peur et sans reproche about that.

    Loo Books

  • This is one of those lovely little books that will make you sound very clever very quickly and personally I'm delighted to have finally really nailed la difference between the romans, a clef, a these, fleuve and policier and I'm afraid you'll have to decide for yourselves where the accents go because Typepad doesn't do French so me, I'm sans peur et sans reproche about that.

    48 entries from October 2007

  • Zoogeographical importance of the Zaire River basin for speciation: L'importance zoogeographique du bassin du fleuve Zaire pour la speciation: le cas des primates simiens.

    Western Congolian swamp forests

  • Les oiseaux et les mammifères de la cuvette du Djoudj (delta du fleuve Sénégal).

    Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Senegal

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