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Souse, Sous  n.  A corrupt form of Sou. (Obs.)






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"Souse" Quotes from Famous Books



... was goin' on about five minutes, all at onst the bottom iv the hamper kem out, an' down wint Terence, falling splash dash into the water, an' the ould gandher a-top iv him. Down they both went to the bottom, wid a souse you'd ...
— The Purcell Papers - Volume III. (of III.) • Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

... ascending to the house. This evening bath is taken in more leisurely fashion than the morning dip. A man will strip off his waist-cloth and rush into the water, falling flat on his chest with a great splash. Then standing with the water up to his waist he will souse his head and face, then perhaps swim a few double overhand strokes, his head going under at each stroke. After rubbing himself down with a smooth pebble, he returns to the bank, and having resumed ...
— The Pagan Tribes of Borneo • Charles Hose and William McDougall

... a barty; Dere all vas Souse und Brouse; Ven de sooper comed in, de gompany Did make demselfs to house. Dey ate das Brot und Gensy broost, De Bratwurst und Braten fine, Und vash der Abendessen down Mit ...
— The Book of Humorous Verse • Various

... fields of the suburbs, probably Smithfield. Every Sunday in Lent they had a sham-fight, some on horseback, some on foot, the King and his Court often looking on. At Easter they played at the Water-Quintain, charging a target, which if they missed, souse they went into the water. 'On holidays in summer the pastime of the youths is to exercise themselves in archery, in running, leaping, wrestling, casting of stones, and flinging to certain distances, and ...
— Early English Meals and Manners • Various

... the mermaid's song you may, As sure as sure can be, If you will but follow the sun all day, And souse with ...
— Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare • Walter Savage Landor

... that don't need to be cleared, but is all ready to be baled out and stowed away in casks. Well, w'en the 'ole was cut in its skull I went down on my knees on the edge of it to peep in, when my knees they slipped on the blubber, and in I went 'ead-foremost, souse into the whale's skull, and began to swim for life ...
— The Red Eric • R.M. Ballantyne

... book. Lave go uv me, Oi say!" He beat with his fists on its face, and kicked its shins without avail. A short, staggering rush, a wild shriek from the officer, and they both toppled over the steep bank and went souse into the ...
— Three Elephant Power • Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson

... or at least desperately wounded; and therefore calling to mind his precious balsam, and pulling out his earthen jug, he clapped it to his mouth; but before he had swallowed a sufficient dose, souse comes another of those bitter almonds, that spoiled his draught, and hit him so pat upon the jug, hand, and teeth, that it broke the first, maimed the second, and struck out three or four of the last. These two blows were so violent ...
— The Children's Hour, v 5. Stories From Seven Old Favorites • Eva March Tappan

... that was snatched from the burning; no sot who picked himself or was picked from the gutter; no drunkard who almost wrecked a promising career; no constitutional or congenital souse. I drank liquor the same way hundreds of thousands of men drink it—drank liquor and attended to my business, and got along well, and kept my health, and provided for my family, and maintained my position in the community. I felt I had ...
— Cutting It out - How to get on the waterwagon and stay there • Samuel G. Blythe

... while he was thus engaged that Alexis had been squaring accounts with the bear. The fierce creature had not followed Pouchskin under the snow. In all probability, his sudden "souse" into the water had astonished Bruin himself;—from that moment all his thoughts were to provide for his own safety, and, with this intention, he was endeavouring to get back to the surface of the snowdrift, when Alexis first ...
— Bruin - The Grand Bear Hunt • Mayne Reid

... up so stout You'd think they'd surely bust They souse 'em once again and out They come at last ...
— Alice in Blunderland - An Iridescent Dream • John Kendrick Bangs

... back from where the butcher lives out Cherry Pond way. Seems 't the sight o' his calmness jus' sort o' set every one 's wasn't a wreck plum crazy. Seems 't when he asked what was up Deacon White shook his fist 't him 'n' said he was what 'd ought to be up—strung up, 'n' Hiram Mullins wanted to souse him in the waterin'-trough. Seems 't Hiram was mad 'cause he paid for them teeth o' Gran'ma Mullins, 'n' the teacups too. Well, it was pretty lively, 'n' the first thing any one knew Mr. Weskin drawed Jathrop off to one side to cross-examine him a little, 'n' Hiram see him ...
— Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop • Anne Warner

... pleasant voyage and favourable breezes. I have not been able to do any real work except the testing [of the cable], for though not sea-sick, I get a little giddy when I try to think on board. . . . The ducks have just had their daily souse and are quacking and gabbling in a mighty way outside the door of the captain's deck cabin where I write. The cocks are crowing, and new-laid eggs are said to be found in the coops. Four mild oxen have been untethered and allowed ...
— Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin • Robert Louis Stevenson

... salary paid, neither could we refuse the gifts offered without giving offense. If it was winter he would come back with the pockets of his great-coat stuffed with sausage, or there would be a tray of backbone, souse and spareribs under the buggy seat. If it was summer the wide back would be filled with fruit. One old lady on the Raburn Gap Circuit, famous for her stinginess, never varied her gift with the seasons. It was always dried peaches with the skins on them. But, ...
— A Circuit Rider's Wife • Corra Harris

... right," acquiesced Mrs. Rust, thoughtfully. "Will's a whiskey souse an' poker playin' bum. What I sez is, give me a fool man like my Rust, who's no more sense than to beat hot iron, an' keep out o' my way when I've ...
— The One-Way Trail - A story of the cattle country • Ridgwell Cullum

... ain' gwineter hu't you. Hit ain' nuttin but ker'sene oil nohow. Miss Sally Burwell des let me souse her haid in it de udder day. Hit'll keep you f'om ...
— The Voice of the People • Ellen Glasgow

... "Souse the hide off'm the red-bellied sons of Gehenna!" Hiram yelled, and the hosemen, obedient to the word, swept the hissing stream on ...
— The Skipper and the Skipped - Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul • Holman Day

... young men float on their backs, their white bellies bulge to the sun, they do not ask who seizes fast to them, They do not know who puffs and declines with pendant and bending arch, They do not think whom they souse ...
— Leaves of Grass • Walt Whitman

... To sleepy Dick, nor Dick husk-voiced upbraids The sway-back'd roan for stamping on his foot With sulphurous oath and kick in flank, what time The cart-chain clinks across the slanting shaft, And, kitchenward, the rattling bucket plumps Souse down the well, where quivering ducks quack loud, And Susan Cook is singing. Up the sky The hesitating moon slow trembles on, Faint as a new-washed soul but lately up From out a buried body. Far about, A hundred slopes in hundred fantasies Most ravishingly run, so smooth of curve That I but seem ...
— The Poems of Sidney Lanier • Sidney Lanier

... says he, stoutly. "And now give me a bucket of water that I may souse my head, and wear a brave look. I would have him think the worst of me that he may feel the kinder to poor Moll. And I'll make what atonement I can," adds he, as I led him into my bed-chamber. "If he desire ...
— A Set of Rogues • Frank Barrett

... dragged him through the kitchen into a little larder, and there shut the door on him. "Lie there, nasty pig," cried Little John from outside with disgusted air, for his fellow-servants to note. "Lie there in a clean sty for once; and if you grunt again I will surely souse you under the pump!" At this threat Robin's snores ...
— Robin Hood • Paul Creswick

... I go souse into my personal history. My maiden name was Frances Hill. I was born at a small village near Liverpool, in Lancashire, of parents extremely poor, and, I piously ...
— Memoirs Of Fanny Hill - A New and Genuine Edition from the Original Text (London, 1749) • John Cleland

... working at that moment under extraordinary pressure. But in the twinkling of an eye Mr. Potts was twisted out of the chair and the movable stand began to execute the most surprising manoeuvres around the room. It would jerk Mr. Potts high into the air and souse him down in an appalling manner, with one leg among Slugg's gouges and other instruments of torture, and with the other in the spittoon. Then it would rear him up against the chandelier three or four times, and shy across and drive Potts' head through the oil portrait of Slugg's father over ...
— Elbow-Room - A Novel Without a Plot • Charles Heber Clark (AKA Max Adeler)

... Comfort, fellows. One thing sure, if you are last, you always know where you're at; and that's what I never did when on that broncho of a Wireless. Why, it threw me twice; and souse I went ...
— Motor Boat Boys Down the Coast - or Through Storm and Stress to Florida • Louis Arundel

... all the real thing. Maybe we asks fer a handout now and then; but that ain't our reg'lar lay. You ain't swift enough to travel with this bunch, kid, so you'd better duck. Why we gents, here, if we was added up is wanted in about twenty-seven cities fer about everything from rollin' a souse to crackin' a box and croakin' a bull. You gotta do something before you can train wid gents like us, see?" The speaker projected a stubbled jaw, scowled horridly and swept a flattened palm downward and backward at a right angle to a hairy ...
— The Oakdale Affair • Edgar Rice Burroughs

... used for pickling in salt, also the shank or shin. The feet are usually used for souse and jelly. ...
— The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) - The Whole Comprising A Comprehensive Cyclopedia Of Information For - The Home • Mrs. F.L. Gillette

... could report to General Morell. We avoided the fields and roads, and stuck to the woods, keeping a sharp lookout ahead, but going rapidly. At the first water which we saw I took time to give my head a good souse. ...
— Who Goes There? • Blackwood Ketcham Benson

... much, you wouldn't see me what I am. She drowned herself in the river, my poor Ida, —saving your presence! I've had the folly to nurse up a quaterne, and that's why, at seventy-seven years of age, I'm obliged to take care of sick folks for ten sous a day, and go—" ...
— The Celibates - Includes: Pierrette, The Vicar of Tours, and The Two Brothers • Honore de Balzac

... "Sous les clamations de la foule, les marins gagnent par les Champs-Elysees, la rue Royale et le boulevard Malesherbes, le Lycee Carnot, ou M. ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, April 30, 1919 • Various

... Musique and Soirees d'Orchestre; the excellent resume of Berlioz's writings in the Amateur Series by W.F. Apthorp; the Symphony since Beethoven by Weingartner; and, above all, the monumental work by Boschot in three parts—La Jeunesse d'un Romantique, Un Romantique sous Louis Philippe, Le Crepuscule d'un Romantique. There is an amusing but far from convincing assault against Berlioz as a programme composer and, to a certain extent, against Romanticism in general, in the New Laocoon by ...
— Music: An Art and a Language • Walter Raymond Spalding

... not be thought, despite its locale, that Kuprin's "Yama" is a picture of Russian prostitution solely; it is intrinsically universal. All that is necessary is to change the kopecks into cents, pennies, sous or pfennings; compute the versts into miles or metres; Jennka may be Eugenie or Jeannette; and for Yama, simply read Whitechapel, Montmartre, or the Barbary Coast. That is why "Yama" is a "tremendous, staggering, and truthful book—a terrific book." It has been called notorious, lurid—even ...
— Yama (The Pit) • Alexandra Kuprin

... thence by sea—with luck, that a railway magnate entered and gave his celebrated rendering of a boiler explosion. It appeared—when every one had partially recovered—that he was the proud possessor of ten francs and three sous. He also admitted to a wife suffering from something with a name that hurt, and various young railway magnates of both sexes. It transpired that the ten francs and three sous had been laboriously collected from his menage only that morning; that the youngest hopeful ...
— No Man's Land • H. C. McNeile

... friend was communicative. He gave his history in a breath. He had been a clerk in the office of one of the small tribunals in the south; inflamed with patriotism, and indignant at the idea of selling his talents at the rate of ten sous a-day, "in a rat-hole called a bureau," he had resolved on being known in the world, and to Paris he came. Paris was the true place for talent. His civisme had become conspicuous; he had "assisted" at the birth of liberty. He had carried a musket ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 341, March, 1844, Vol. 55 • Various

... seemed evident, the urgency that called them was beyond the common. For a while I forgot all about myself in the greater interest of the scene; but then came the thought, that I, too, should have my share in this onward movement, and now I set out to seek for my young friend, the "Sous-Lieutenant." I had not asked his name, but his regiment I knew to be the 22d Chasseurs a Cheval. The uniform was light green, and easily enough to be recognized; yet nowhere was it to be seen. There were cuirassiers, and hussars, heavy dragoons, and carabiniers in ...
— Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850 • Various

... seemed more like a thief than a beggar. Nevertheless, Mlle. d' Armilly, who was the first to recover her self-possession, drew a few sous from her pocket and advanced to place them in his palm. As she came closer to him, the mendicant acted very strangely. Instead of taking the money, he suddenly withdrew his hand, staring at Mlle. d' Armilly with an expression of mingled terror and amazement upon his evil countenance. Then he ...
— Monte-Cristo's Daughter • Edmund Flagg

... de lames et de plaques, Sous le bronze, la soie et les brillantes laques, Semble un crustace ...
— Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn • Lafcadio Hearn

... the "strait thing at home" apprenticed him to a trade. But he was made for letters; he hated manual labour and he presently removed en cachette to Paris, where he knew only an ancient kinswoman. She introduced him to a priestly relative of the Canon of Noyon, who in turn recommended him to the "Sous-principal" of the College Du Plessis. Here he made such notable progress in Oriental studies, that M. Petitpied, a Doctor of the Sorbonne, struck by his abilities, enabled him to study at the College Royal and eventually to catalogue the Eastern MSS. in the great ecclesiastical ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 10 • Richard F. Burton

... lasse qui me porte. Un mot de ma facon vaut un ample discours. J'ai sous Louis le Grand commence d'avoir cours, Mince, long, plat, etroit, d'une ...
— Women of Modern France - Woman In All Ages And In All Countries • Hugo P. Thieme

... Comment, sous la sainte lumiere, Voit-on des actes si hideux, Qu'ils font expirer la priere Sur les levres ...
— The Heavenly Father - Lectures on Modern Atheism • Ernest Naville

... Campaign in Piedmont. General Macard. Capture of enemy cannons. I am promoted to Sous-lieutenant. I become aide de camp to ...
— The Memoirs of General the Baron de Marbot, Translated by - Oliver C. Colt • Baron de Marbot

... anything of the devil," growled John Turner, returning to the perusal of his newspaper. "Are he and old Clericy putting their heads together? I would not trust Giraud with ten sous so far ...
— Dross • Henry Seton Merriman

... can arrange with him for all important news, official and semiofficial. For details you can apply to Saint-Potin, who is posted; you will see him to-morrow. Above all, you must learn to make your way everywhere in spite of closed doors. You will receive two hundred francs a months, two sous a line for original matter, and two sous a line for articles you are ordered to write on ...
— Bel Ami • Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant

... Champlain's own works, in the original text, is that of Laverdiere—Oeuvres de Champlain, publiees sous le Patronage de l'Universite Laval. Par l'Abbe C.-H. Laverdiere, M.A. Seconde Edition. 6 tomes, 4to. Quebec: Imprime au Seminaire par ...
— The Founder of New France - A Chronicle of Champlain • Charles W. Colby

... for some readers to know, that, in 1824, Madame Dard was living with her husband in comfort at Bligny-sous-Beaune, a short distance from Dijon. I have lately seen in a French Catalogue, a Dictionary and Grammar of the Woloff and Bambara languages, by M. J. Dard, Bachelier des Sciences, Ancien Instituteur de l'Ecole du Senegal, brought ...
— Perils and Captivity • Charlotte-Adelaide [nee Picard] Dard

... qui, cache sous une autre aventure, D'une ame plus commune ai pris quelque teinture." ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 191, June 25, 1853 • Various

... who lived in the courtyard of the Sainte-Chapelle. He worked half the night; after sleeping from six till ten, he began again and wrote till three. Then he went out to take the copy home before dinner, which he ate at Mizerai's in the Rue Michel-le-Comte, at a cost of nine sous, and came in to bed at six o'clock. It became known to us that Marcas did not utter fifteen sentences in a month; he never talked to anybody, nor said a word to himself in ...
— Z. Marcas • Honore de Balzac

... distracted. But indeed the Flemish are not cheats, as far as I have seen of them. They would go to the utmost borders of honesty for a couronne de Brabant, or a demi-couronne, or a double escalin, or a single escalin, or a plaquet, or a livre, or a sous, or a liard, or for any the vilest denomination of their absurd coin, yet I do not believe they would go beyond the bounds of honesty with any but an English Milor: they are privileged dupes. A maid at the hotel ...
— The Life And Letters Of Maria Edgeworth, Vol. 1 • Maria Edgeworth

... sugar alone being an illustration of what the determination to protect an industry has brought about. The London workwoman buys a pound for one penny, or at the most twopence. The French workwoman must give eleven or twelve sous, and then have only beet sugar, which has not much over half the saccharine quality of cane sugar. Flour, milk, eggs, all are equally high, meat alone being at nearly the same prices as in London. Fruit is a nearly impossible luxury, and fuel so dear that shivering is the law for all but the rich, ...
— Prisoners of Poverty Abroad • Helen Campbell

... quoique tres rares, ou une mere ne scauroit accoucher, & meme ou l'enfant est tellement renferme dans le sein de sa mere, qu'il ne fait paroitre aucune partie de son corps, ce qui seroit un cas, suivant les Rituels, de lui conferer, du moins sous condition, le bapteme. Le Chirurgien, qui consulte, pretend, par le moyen d'une petite canulle, de pouvoir baptiser immediatement l'enfant, sans faire aucun tort a la mere.—Il demand si ce moyen, qu'il vient de proposer, ...
— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman • Laurence Sterne

... ago, chasseur a cheval, a sous-lieutenant, in the regiment of my father, the General ...
— Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2) • Charles Lever

... coined money, and, again, when the locomotive unexpectedly whistled, saw a roomful of noisy men go galloping away, leaving a laugh and a few sous behind. Madame would come in from the kitchen, raise her arms and sigh something about closing their doors, but, after all, they knew they should keep right on giving as long as they had anything to give. One of their ...
— Antwerp to Gallipoli - A Year of the War on Many Fronts—and Behind Them • Arthur Ruhl

... was execrable—they only, however, charged us nine sous for it, and on our giving half a franc and thinking ourselves exceedingly stingy for not giving a whole one, they shouted out "Voila les Anglais, voila la generosite des Anglais," with evident sincerity. I thought to myself that the less we English corrupted the primitive simplicity ...
— Samuel Butler's Cambridge Pieces • Samuel Butler

... lands of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are five archipelagic divisions named Archipel des Marquises, Archipel des Tuamotu, Archipel des Tubuai, Iles du Vent, Iles Sous-le-Vent ...
— The 2008 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... arrangement. It was merely the clan or sept re-organized upon a religious footing. "Les premieres grands monasteres de l'Irelande," says M. de Montalembert in his "Moines d'Occident," "ne furent done autre chose a vrai dire qui des clans, reorganises sous une forme religieuse." New clans, that is to say, cut out of the old ones, their fealty simply transferred from a chief to an abbot, who was almost invariably in the first instance of chieftain blood. "Le prince, en se ...
— The Story Of Ireland • Emily Lawless

... Wyville," answered Janey. "Il est sous-lieutenant dans les Berkshires a Aldershot Pourquoi ne doit il pas ecrire a moi, il est comme on diroit, ...
— The Mark Of Cain • Andrew Lang

... wearing a white kerchief, her arms red and bare, drops her knitting and calls her father or her mother, one of whom comes forward and sells you what you want, phlegmatically, civilly, or arrogantly, according to his or her individual character, whether it be a matter of two sous' or twenty thousand francs' worth of merchandise. You may see a cooper, for instance, sitting in his doorway and twirling his thumbs as he talks with a neighbor. To all appearance he owns nothing more than a few miserable boat-ribs and two or three bundles of ...
— Eugenie Grandet • Honore de Balzac

... tr'es curieuses, tr'es int'erressantes, et charg'ees d'incidents. Tom. i. ii. iii. N.B. Le dernier tome, qui fera le denouement, est sous presse. ...
— The Letters of Horace Walpole, Volume 1 • Horace Walpole

... Resigni. Le Lieutenant Colonel Schultz. Le Capitaine Autrie. Le Capitaine Mesener. Le Capitaine Prontowski. Le Lieutenant Riviere. Le Sous ...
— The Surrender of Napoleon • Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland

... Americain,' precede d'une Notice sur l'Ideographie des Peaux-Rouges. Par l'Abbe Em. Domenech. Ouvrage publie sous les auspices de M. le Ministre d'Etat et de la Maison de ...
— Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I - Essays on the Science of Religion • Friedrich Max Mueller

... Maistre, writing of the Slav temperament, says: "Si on enterrait un desir Slave sous une forteresse, il la ferait sauter." Germany has some reason to believe that this ...
— Germany and the Germans - From an American Point of View (1913) • Price Collier

... blush. "I'll tell you something," she pursued with the same gravity, "if you'll promise to tell no one on earth. If you're proud I'm not. There! It's most extraordinary and I try to conceal it even to myself; but there's no doubt whatever about it—I'm not proud pour deux sous. And some day, on some awful occasion, I shall show it. So—I notify you. Shall ...
— The Awkward Age • Henry James

... was collecting the baggage, asked his wife in a low tone: "Twenty sous is enough, is it not, to give to the porter?" For a week he had constantly asked the same question, which annoyed her each time. She replied somewhat impatiently: "When one is not sure of giving enough, ...
— Une Vie, A Piece of String and Other Stories • Guy de Maupassant

... Meaux by railway is the pretty little town of La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, coquettishly perched on the Marne, and not yet rendered unpoetic by the hum and bustle of commerce. Here, even more than at Meaux, the material well-being of all classes is especially striking. You see the women sitting in their little gardens ...
— Holidays in Eastern France • Matilda Betham-Edwards

... Bonaparte, etc., I, are valuable references, in addition to those already given. The memoirs of Barras are particularly misleading except for comparison. For social conditions, cf. Goncourt, Histoire de la Societe Francaise sous le Directoire, and in particular Adolph Schmidt: Tableaux de la Revolution Francaise; Pariser Zustaende waehrend ...
— The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte - Vol. I. (of IV.) • William Milligan Sloane

... est des gens de qui l'esprit guinde Sous un front jamais deride Ne souffre, n'approuve, et n'estime Que le pompeux, et le sublime; Pour moi j'ose poser en fait Qu'en de certains momens l'esprit le plus parfait Peut aimer sans rougir jusqu'aux marionettes; Et qu'il est des tems et des lieux, Ou le grave, ...
— Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3) - Edited, With Memoir And Notes, By His Son, The Earl Of Beaconsfield • Isaac D'Israeli

... (overseas territory of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 5 archipelagic divisions named Archipel des Marquises, Archipel des Tuamotu, Archipel des Tubuai, Iles du Vent, and Iles Sous-le-Vent note: Clipperton Island is administered by ...
— The 1997 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... have our omens too! The other day A mighty deluge swam into our hall, As if it meant to wash away the law: Lawyers were forced to ride on porters' shoulders: One, O prodigious omen! tumbled down, And he and all his briefs were sous'd together. Now, if I durst my sentiments declare, I think it is not hard to ...
— Miscellanies, Volume 2 (from Works, Volume 12) • Henry Fielding

... ambitions, no patronage, no ties except a far-off brother who was an upstart general of that most upstart Emperor, Napoleon. One day while the priest was pottering in his little garden,—as Provencal Cures love to dig and work,—a letter was handed him, marked "thirty sous of postage due." He was outraged. His shining old soutane fell from the folds in which he had prudently tucked it, he shrugged his shoulders and protested,—"A great expense indeed for a trivial purpose. Where should ...
— Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1 • Elise Whitlock Rose

... ont passe dans mon coeur; Qu'on a sous cet habit et d'esprit et de ruse— Rien n'est si ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865 • Various

... smart coupe, A desobligeante quite bulky (French idea of a Yankee sulky); Band in the distance playing a march, Footman standing stiff as starch; Savans, lorettes, deputies, Arch- Bishops, and there together range Sous-lieutenants and cent-gardes (strange Way these soldier-chaps make change), Mixed with black-eyed Polish dames, With unpronounceable awful names; Laces tremble and ribbons flout, Coachmen wrangle and gendarmes shout— Bless us! what is the row about? ...
— Complete Poetical Works of Bret Harte • Bret Harte

... their picturesque language, have found an expression, full of energy, to express the action exercised by the master workman, who knows how to make his people work: "Il vous met le feu sous le ventre." [Footnote: Literally, he puts fire under their bellies; but here signifying that he makes it so hot that the organs are compelled to continue in motion.] This is, to the letter, the process employed by the blood to make ...
— The History of a Mouthful of Bread - And its effect on the organization of men and animals • Jean Mace

... publi sous les auspices du ministre de l'Instruction publique. A delightful little work of 27 pages. Reprinted from La Scienc franaise, Tome I. Published in the series of that name by Larousse, Pans, and costing fifty centimes. It is a review of French Philosophy, and contains a bibliography, ...
— Bergson and His Philosophy • J. Alexander Gunn

... Upper Canada and the Rouges of Lower Canada. The latter group was distinct enough in its views to be impossible as allies for any but like-minded extremists: "Le parti rouge," says La Minerve, "s'est forme a Montreal sous les auspices de M. Papineau, en haine des institutions anglaises, de notre constitution declaree vicieuse, et surtout du gouvernement responsable regarde comme une duperie, avec des idees d'innovation en religion et en politique, ...
— British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government - 1839-1854 • J. L. Morison

... a la fin du Livre de l'ordre de chevalerie le meme Dialogue entre Melibee et Prudence sous le titre: Ung petit traictie a lenseignement et au prouffit de tous princes barons & aultres que le vouldront entendre & garder lequel fut fonde & extrait d'une fiction trouvee en escript. Ce qui a induit Du Verdier ...
— Game and Playe of the Chesse - A Verbatim Reprint Of The First Edition, 1474 • Caxton

... en comble[Fr]; a fond, a capite ad calcem [Lat], ab ovo usque ad mala[Lat], fore and aft; every, whit, every inch; cap-a-pie, to the end of the chapter; up to the brim, up to the ears, up to the eyes; as . . . as can be. on all accounts;,sous tous les rapports[Fr]; with a vengeance, with a witness. Phr. falsus in uno falsus in omnibus [Latin: false in one thing, false in everything]; omnem movere lapidem[Lat]; una ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... rose pattern, and with mahogany in swan's neck style, with a sofa. But this would have cost five hundred francs at least, and in view of the fact that she had only been able to lay by forty-two francs and ten sous for this purpose in the course of five years, she had ended by renouncing the idea. However, who is there who has attained ...
— Les Miserables - Complete in Five Volumes • Victor Hugo

... go again, monsieur le sous-prefet," said the innkeeper. "The son of Monsieur Keller is dead, and I have now no object in going there. God has taken upon ...
— The Deputy of Arcis • Honore de Balzac

... that though Charlotte's father possessed a genteel independence, it was by no means probable that he could give his daughter more than a thousand pounds; and in case she did not marry to his liking, it was possible he might not give her a single SOUS; nor did it appear the least likely, that Mr. Temple would agree to her union with a young man on the point of embarking for ...
— Charlotte Temple • Susanna Rowson

... Sous le maple, mort de night, Avec le lune beams shining through, Ecoutez-moi, mon hapless plight. Je ...
— When hearts are trumps • Thomas Winthrop Hall

... said Barlasch, with a gesture of disgust; "he had three stripes on his arm, too; he was crouching in a ditch eating something much worse than horse, mon capitaine. Bah! It made me sick. For three sous I would have put my heel on his face. And later on at the roadside I saw where he or another had played the butcher. But you saw none of these ...
— Barlasch of the Guard • H. S. Merriman

... Commissaires pour le Conseil de Guerre sont a peine revenus de Paris et notre plan de campagne est a peine arrete, que mes Plenipotentiaires pour la Conference de paix se mettent en route pour assister sous les yeux de V.M. a l'[oe]uvre de la pacification. Je n'ai pas besoin de vous recommander Lord Clarendon, mais je ne veux pas le laisser partir sans le rendre porteur de quelques mots de ...
— The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861 • Queen of Great Britain Victoria

... mysterious, whose name before you leave Southampton is in the air, of whom all men, whether they speak in French or English, speak well. It is from Boma that M. Vandamme sends collectors of rubber, politely labeled inspecteurs, directeurs, judges, capitaines, and sous-lieutenants to their posts, and distributes them over ...
— The Congo and Coasts of Africa • Richard Harding Davis

... l'herbe tendre Je veux sous un laurier m'estendre. Et veux qu'Amour d'un petit brin Ou de lin ou de cheneviere Trousse au flanc sa robe legere Et my-nud ...
— French Lyrics • Arthur Graves Canfield

... plumes, such a flutter of lace, of flowers and curls, that it would be a real miracle if any dancer could detect her among those stars. Why, Martial, how is it that you have not understood her to be the wife of some sous-prefet from Lippe or Dyle, who has come to try to get ...
— Domestic Peace • Honore de Balzac

... de l'Afrique sous la domination Romaine, Vandale et Byzantine (Recueil des notices et memoires de la societe archeologique du departement de Constantine, vol. xxx.; 3e serie, vol. ix., ...
— A History of Rome, Vol 1 - During the late Republic and early Principate • A H.J. Greenidge

... evening making a fair copy of some tradesman's accounts, and late at night he often copied manuscript for five sous a page. ...
— Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories • Edited by Julian Hawthorne

... de recevoir les deux memoires que vous avez bien voulu m'adresser en date du 10 Novembre dernier (1846) sur la situation des Israelites de l'Empire et du Royaume de Pologne. L'une et l'autre de ces pieces out ete placees sous les yeux de l'Empereur, et Sa Majeste Imperiale, appreciant les sentimens de philantropie qui les out dictees, a daigne a cette occasion exprimer une fois de plus tout l'interet qu' Elle porte a Ses sujets Israelites, dont le bien-etre ...
— Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I • Sir Moses Montefiore

... I get money unless I had stolen it? You know very well that day before yesterday you got three francs on my black skirt. We have breakfasted twice on that, and money goes fast. No, I have no money. I have four sous for the lavatory. I cannot make money like other women ...
— L'Assommoir • Emile Zola

... advantage of the prevalent disaffection, issued a proclamation intimating that if the people of France would place their captive king upon the throne now occupied by a dying usurper, the liberated and grateful sovereign would, in return, immediately fix the price of bread at three sous per pound. Meantime, the generous offerer was regaling himself on the fat of the land, and holding his petty court within the walls of Rouen jail. But this last move led to energetic action on the part of the authorities. The ...
— Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton • Anonymous

... before the crowd because I gave them a few sous, and I heard some fine words a la Prudhomme. That hatred springs from something very profound and complex. One finds it among ...
— The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters • George Sand, Gustave Flaubert

... de la Divinit Je descends dans ce lieu, par la Grace habit. L'Innocence s'y plat, ma compagne ternelle, Et n'a point sous les cieux d'asile plus fidle. Ici, loin du tumulte, aux devoirs les plus saints 5 Tout un peuple naissant est form par mes mains. Je nourris dans son coeur la semence fconde Des vertus dont il doit sanctifier le monde. Un roi qui me protge, un roi victorieux, A commis mes soins ce dpt ...
— Esther • Jean Racine

... fleuves, forets, o puissances occultes, C'est votre ame qui bat au bleu de nos poignets; Notre orgueil s'est enfin cabre sous les insultes Dont, depuis quarante ans, o ...
— Three French Moralists and The Gallantry of France • Edmund Gosse

... in his pockets and pulled out all the money he found there, which amounted to thirteen sous, and said: "That is all I have, upon my honor!" "All ...
— The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume II (of 8) • Guy de Maupassant

... un serpent elance de la terre; Il s'envole, il entraine au sejour azure L'ennemi tortueux dont il est entoure. Le sang tombe des airs. Il dechire, il devore Le reptile acharne qui le combat encore; Il le perce, il le tient sous ses ongles vainqueurs; Par cent coups redoubles il venge ses douleurs. Le monstre, en expirant, se debat, se replie; Il exhale en poisons les restes de sa vie; Et l'aigle, tout sanglant, fier et victorieux, Le rejette en fureur, et plane au haut ...
— Life of Cicero - Volume One • Anthony Trollope

... only get it in deep draw-wells. They have plenty of water for their agriculture—too much; it is like the Ancient Mariner's complaint—'Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink.' The peasantry are amply provided with brandy. I passed yesterday about thirty houses where they get it for two sous, not quite a penny a glass. I wonder all your friends at Brown Brothers' do not swarm ...
— The Book-Hunter - A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author • John Hill Burton

... with a weird attempt at gaiety, "a couple of sous for the entertainment, citizen! You have stood here half an hour. You can't have it all ...
— The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel • Baroness Orczy

... of deep speculation. "Well, the Philistines haven't got hold of us yet, have they?" he remarked, genially; he had not spent six months in Vienna for nothing. "I suppose we are still worth twenty sous in the ...
— With the Procession • Henry B. Fuller

... and souvenirs—what an open book was this memoire vivante, and with what passion did the young interrogator absorb the pages! Here he found unknown anecdotes, ignored designs, and here the sources of his great plots, Les Chouans, Madame de la Chanterie, and Un Episode sous la Terreur. ...
— Women in the Life of Balzac • Juanita Helm Floyd

... stale trick as that! I could get hundreds of thousands of francs out of you any day, if I chose, you old ninny!—Keep your money! If you have more than you know what to do with, it is mine. If you give two sous to that 'respectable' woman, who is pious forsooth, because she is fifty-six years of age, we shall never meet again, and you may take her for your mistress! You could come back to me next day bruised all over from her bony caresses and sodden with her tears, and sick of her little barmaid's caps ...
— Poor Relations • Honore de Balzac

... sprang on to the barge as soon as it came within jumping distance, and it resumed its slow passage down the river. Presently the vessel was steered alongside the quay, where the good-natured boatman made her fast for the night, sleeping in her himself to save the few sous he would otherwise have had to pay for his bed; but Garth went along on the riverside, as he wished to look about him to learn what he could of the strength and position ...
— Chatterbox, 1905. • Various

... make bread. Well! the love of a woman in ordinary society always reminds me of these bake-shop trifles, while the love you find at houses like the Marquise Obardi's, don't you see, is the real sweetmeat. Oh! they know how to make cakes, these charming pastry-cooks. Only you pay five sous, at their shops, for what ...
— Yvette • Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant

... MM. les chauffeurs. Ils devront conduire comme les cochers ordinaires a yeux nus ou avec les lunettes ordinaires de myopes ou de presbytes. Nos sportsmen declarent que ces lunettes de motoristes favorisent l'anonymat. Ces lunettes sont de veritables masques. On fait sous ce masque ce qu'on n'oserait pas faire a visage decouvert. En France il est defendu de se masquer en dehors du temps de carnaval ... si le masque tombe, la vitesse des motors deviendra fatalement normale."—M. N. de Noduwez in ...
— Mr. Punch Awheel - The Humours of Motoring and Cycling • J. A. Hammerton

... Auguste is not here." M. Auguste does not answer, and the spectators look at each other in surprise. "M. Antoine!" Silence again. "Well, gentlemen, I am the victim of the dishonesty of the chef and sous-chef of the claque. I gave them forty francs this morning to call me out, and neither of them is here. You perceive, gentlemen, how grossly I ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875 • Various

... frightened, she had never known from what she had been protected. And now the absence of money meant that she must walk miles in the rain before she could reach safety and food. For three cents she could ride. But she had not three cents. How idiotic she had been not to keep a few sous from her purse. What a sickening thing it had been to see him stoop to pick it up after he had tried to have the pride not to touch it. That was what morphine had done for him. And he would buy more morphine with that money, that was the reason he had not ...
— The Bent Twig • Dorothy Canfield

... habituelles, que ce qui devait necessairement perir ainsi, dans le catholicisme, c'etait la doctrine, et non l'organisation, qui n'a ete passagerement ruinee que par suite de son inevitable adherence elementaire a la philosophie theologique, destinee a succomber graduellement sous l'irresistible emancipation de la raison humaine; tandis qu'une telle constitution, convenablement reconstruite sur des bases intellectuelles a la fois plus etendues et plus stables, devra finalement presider a l'indispensable reorganisation spirituelle des societes modernes, sauf les differences ...
— Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews • Thomas Henry Huxley

... (overseas territory of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 5 archipelagic divisions named Archipel des Marquises, Archipel des Tuamotu, Archipel des Tubuai, Iles du Vent, and Iles Sous-le-Vent; note—Clipperton Island is administered from French Polynesia and may have become a dependency of ...
— The 1991 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... pour l'avoir, il faut creuser a une toise et plus de profondeur." To this passage, there is appended this note:—"Le patriarche Mendes, cite par Legrand (Relation Hist. d' Abyssinie, du P. LOBO, p. 212-3) rapporte que le fleuve Mareb, apres avoir arrose une etendue de pays considerable, se perd sous terre; et que quand les Portugais faisaient la guerre dans ce pays, ils fouilloient dans le sable, et y trouvoient de la bonne eau et du ban poisson. An rapport de l'auteur de l' Ayin Akbery (tom. ii, p. 146, ed. 1800), dans le Soubah do Caschmir, pres ...
— Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon • J. Emerson Tennent

... just agreed as to the hour of our departure, when a little maiden appeared under the window of our dining-room and sang in a loud, clear voice, 'Va-t-en, noble guerrier!' The strange cavalier rose and stepped to the window to give her a few sous, then went out—and I ...
— Berlin and Sans-Souci • Louise Muhlbach

... account, but for my own part I was pleased; I like to see you in a fury; your nostrils expand, and then your moustache bristles, you put me in mind of a lion, and I have always liked lions. When I was quite a child at the Zoological Gardens they could not get me away from them; I threw all my sous into their cage for them to buy gingerbread with; it was quite a passion. Well, to continue my story. (She looks toward her husband who is still reading, and after a pause,) Is it interesting-that which you ...
— Monsieur, Madame and Bebe, Complete • Gustave Droz

... your beauxs with powdered clothes, Bedaubed from head to shin; Their pocket-holes adorned with gold, But not one sous within." ...
— History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2) - With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour • Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange

... she was no longer young.' 'That's true. However, I shall attend the sale, and I think I shall bid.' And, in fact, your acquaintances won't fail to repair to the Hotel Drouot, and maybe your most intimate friends will yield to their generous impulses sufficiently to offer twenty sous for one of the dainty trifles ...
— Baron Trigault's Vengeance - Volume 2 (of 2) • Emile Gaboriau

... subject was more than one of transient curiosity. Forfait suggested the project of establishing at Madagascar a penal colony such as the British had at Port Jackson;* (* Prentout, L'Ile de France sous Decaen, 302.) but subsequent events did not favour French colonial expansion, and ...
— Terre Napoleon - A history of French explorations and projects in Australia • Ernest Scott

... spends for his own profit an extra hundred sous, it implies that a tax-payer spends for his profit a hundred sous less. But the expense of the official is seen, because the act is performed, while that of the tax-payer is not seen, because, alas! he ...
— Essays on Political Economy • Frederic Bastiat



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