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- n. A trustworthy citizen.
- n. A skilled workman.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A trustworthy citizen; a skilled workman. See Citation under 3d commune, 1.
Je comprends, peut-etre I will just send msr. prudhomme a short little note & photo.
You see those colorfull prudhomme got some plomb dans la cervelle
In Bonham, Frankham, and Pridham the suffix - ham has been substituted for the French homme of bonhomme, franc homme, prudhomme, while Jerningham is a perversion of the personal name Jernegan or Gernegan, as Garnham is of Gernon,
Coustans begot on his wife an heir male, who had to name Constantine, who was thereafter a prudhomme much great.
She laughed to scorn the notion of a nunnery; and laughed to scorn equally the notion of marrying any knight, however much of a prudhomme, whom she had yet seen.
..armstrong comment:- well, merci monsieur prudhomme...i told you everything would be awesome on my return, n'est pas ?
..ya know, frilly, you could go a long way to gettin' closer to a particular pair a' bib-shorts if you were good enough w/ yer 'feminine wiles' to sweet talk christian prudhomme into lettin' astana into le tour...
At which little Arnulf was as proud as if he had done it himself; and the châtelain sent word to Baldwin that the new-comer was a prudhomme of no common merit; while the heart of the Count of Guisnes became as water; and his knights, both those who were captives and those who were not, complained indignantly of the unchivalrous trick of the Danes, -- how villanous for men on foot, not only to face knights, but to bring them down to their own standing ground by basely cutting off their horses 'heads!