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  • Sweden, one of Napoleon's own veterans, was driving the french troops out of Stralsund.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Spirited stuff, and it was just sheer bad luck that the Bishop and other visiting Pecksniffs should already be taking tea with Elspeth and Miss Prentice when we rolled in through the french windows, the damp and dirty grandlings in full voice and myself measuring my ancient length across the threshold, flask and all.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Its a place of No Strength now, by reason of ye Castle being ruined and the fortifications neglected and the Gunns taken thence, tho 'by most its thought the best scittuated port for Shipps to Ride and take their provision in and so Capable of tradeing; but the last 2 Reignes for near 40 year discourag'd it being a proper place for the french to have Seiz'd and Secured for themselves.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • I like a woman who knows her mind; the question was, where? and I couldn't think of anywhere cosier than the room I'd been allotted at the back of Sale's mansion — Indian servants have eyes in their buttocks, of course, but the walls were solid, not chick, and with dusk coming down we could slide in by the french windows unseen.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • Shakily I rose and went towards the patio, through the french windows expecting gunshots any minute.

    The Great California Game

  • Miss Believer came out of the french windows and hurried across to them.

    Twin Moons

  • I walked over to the french doors, opened them, and stepped out, turning to Rossoff inquiringly; I was tired of this but felt obligated to go on as long as anyone wanted me to.

    Time and Again

  • "But during the first years of Charles II. all musick affected by the beau mond run in the french way; and the rather because at that time the master of the court musick in France, whose name was Baptista (an Italian frenchifyed) had influenced the french style by infusing a great portion of the Italian harmony into it, whereby the ayre was exceedingly improved"

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, May/Jun 1666

  • La Pipe de Maigret translated from the french by jean stewart

    Stan the Killer

  • Georges Simenon translated from the french by jean stewart

    Maigret's Memoirs

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