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Examples

  • I'm sure any wise, old "hibou" must have some French blood in him.

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  • Anyhow, he said, There is that very wise, old 'hibou' and he's been helping a number of people, why don't you go and talk to him about your problem.

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  • And the "hibou" looked at him a bit insulted, and said: "Listen, I deal with policy, not with operations."

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  • Let me use the word "hibou" because I have difficulty using owl.

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  • "So he went there and explained to the" hibou "how it was impossible to live as a centipede with arthritis.

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  • And the "hibou" thought for a while and said: "I've got a solution.

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  • Dans la foret lointaine, entends tu le cukoo, du haut de son grand chene, il repond au hibou.

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  • It prompted a lively discussion with The Boy, during the course of which I discovered that not only do the French have two different words for owl, but that one has tufty, ear-like appendages (the hibou, pictured), while the other (the chouette) does not.

    chouette hibou

  • Did you, The Boy, M. Frog or Tadpole learn the “hibou” song along the way, or was Madame Dore just passing along one of her personal favorites?

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  • And to think I was schooled in France, am a francophone and had no idea about the difference between a chouette and a [tufty-eared] hibou!

    chouette hibou

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  • According to French Wikipedia, this means a horned owl.

    February 4, 2010