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  • This version couldn't be simpler and may have some crying out "sacrebleu" but it avoids the need for the water bath.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • I can just hear the French spluttering sacrebleu into their lattes.

    At My Table

  • But, sacrebleu! gentlemen, I lost so much blood, I have been as pale as the bottom of a plate ever since.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant

  • Betty smiled on him -- why, after all, _sacrebleu_ he was an honest man, without a feather on his conscience.

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

  • But, _sacrebleu_! gentlemen, I lost so much blood, I have been as pale as the bottom of a plate ever since.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant

  • Mein Herr, dites-leur donc de se raillier et, sacrebleu, chargeons!

    Boris Godunov: a drama in verse

  • We tolerate some pseudonyms (pen names), but you would need to stick with the name you choose rather than changing it all the time. yes, we are Europeans sacrebleu! umm I heard that Obama apologised for the Americans speaking only english

    Atlantic Review

  • On the other hand, from another perspective, John Williams at shadowstats. com figures things the "old-fashioned" way, which is to say, in this case, the pre-Clinton way, and he figures that the M3 money supply is - sacrebleu!

    The Daily Reckoning

  • Poutine isn't supposed to be a gourmet dinner, sacrebleu!

    Cornichon.org

  • _sacrebleu_! go and die quietly in your bed at home.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

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  • It never occurred to me that "bleu" in this expression referred to the BVM. I always thought of it as relating to the sky, and therefore, to Heaven.

    February 21, 2009

  • as in the Virgin Mary.

    February 21, 2009

  • Literally means "holy blue".

    October 23, 2008