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  • n. A pompier hook

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In France: A fireman.
  • n. In the tailoring business, a bushelman; a repairer.
  • n. A scaling-ladder used by firemen. See cut under ladder.


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  • Sous un vol de pterosaures, des enfants partent a I'ecole dans un bus Apatosaurus et croisent un Brachiosaurus pompier… Ala maniere d'un Francois Place qui revisitait Ie recit d'exploration avec ses Derniers Giants, James Gurney embarque Ie lecteur encore plus loin dans Ie fantastique.

    Review of Un Voyage a Chandara

  • Though technically impressive, it's still formulaic photography (think of publicity stills from 1950s Bible-epic movies), coupled with allusions to 19th century pompier painting, and a satirical wit that's strictly undergraduate.

    Arts Extra: The 'Censorship Drill Again? Yo Mama!'

  • De toute facon, il fume comme un pompier et avec ma penumonie ....

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Donc j'informe que meme si vous "tuez" un pompier, vous avez quand meme l'afps!!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • En plus vous n'connaissez pas la ville mais ils les ont fait courir les pov 'pompier car ct au 4 coin de la ville que ca a cramé!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • I have a friend here in Paris whose husband is a pompier.

    calendar boys

  • Finding on the Left the burgeoning critical and social approaches to art history, and on the Right the (Norman) Rockwellian-Orwellian manipulation of both avant-garde and pompier, they retreat into the exhausted category of avant-gardism for its own sake.

    'The Unhappy Medium': An Exchange

  • The art critic of the _Gil Blas_, M. Louis Vauxelles, whose scathing criticisms of the "classic" _pompier_ academic school of painting and of sculpture, and whose intelligent censure of the extreme

    Paris War Days Diary of an American

  • And it is not alone in her profession that this gifted adustion has amazed and benefited an incinerated public: to her the world is indebted for the many fire-escapes, life-preservers, salamander safes, improved pompier ladders, play-house exits, standpipes, and Babcock extinguishers of modern times.

    Eugene Field A Study In Heredity And Contradictions

  • He, Tricasse, ex-pompier and exempt, was posing as the saviour of his province, and he felt that, though German armies stretched in endless ranks from the Loire to the Meuse, he, Tricasse, was the man of destiny, the man of the place and the hour when beauty was in distress.

    Lorraine A romance


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