Definitions

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  • n. A harbinger.

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  • n. A harbinger.

Etymologies

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French, from Old French forre. See forage (noun).

Examples

  • “Reprieved or not, he that decoyed us into this snare shalt go our fourrier to the next world, to take up lodgings for us,” said the King, with a grisly and ferocious smile.

    Quentin Durward

  • Within a year he was promoted from fourrier to an “ayde du sieur Hardy.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • The earliest pay record listed him as a fourrier, which historians have understood as quartermaster sergeant its later meaning.

    Champlain's Dream

  • A word on Statistics, prompted by a read of Justin's Berkeley survey: When a statistician gives you all kinds of massaged numbers and chi squared re-renormalized false variable fourrier distributed quantum hyperpluxes, but doesn't simply tell you "we counted 2400 jobs in this census tract before, and 2170 after", it is useful bird cage lining but little more.

    The Law of DUH! (T)

  • "A fool, sir, " the fourrier dutifully replied, but at least he was no longer quite such a hungry fool.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • Close behind the pack rode a fourrier and a yeoman-pricker, whooping on the laggards and encouraging the leaders, in the shrill half-French jargon which was the language of venery and woodcraft.

    The White Company

  • (*) (*) The _fourrier_ -- which, for want of a better word, I have translated as "quartermaster," -- was an officer of the household of a prince or great lord.

    Cent nouvelles nouvelles

  • "Reprieved or not, he that decoyed us into this snare shalt go our fourrier to the next world, to take up lodgings for us," said the

    Quentin Durward

  • Kinfitter also allows specific noise cancelling, data smoothing by fourrier transform, box averaging and flowing mean.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • "No, princess; I occasionally and accidentally perform the function of a fourrier.

    Frederick the Great and His Family

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