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auréolé de
basking in the glow of, with an aura of
tiré par les cheveux
far-fetched
l'appartenance
the affiliation, membership
déjouer
to evade, foil
une femme aux moeurs légères
a loose woman
la tige
the stem, stalk
étiqueter
to label
tresser
to plait, weave
le nid-de-poule
the pothole, road hole
avoir les boules
to be frustrated, be pissed off, be scared stiff
à terme
eventually, sooner or later; on credit
le cierge
the altar candle
faner
to fade, wither; make hay
le citronnier
lemon tree
pépier
to chirp, peep
longer
to go along; to run alongside
la couronne d'épines
the crown of thorns
la breloque
charm, trinket on a bracelet
chapeauter
to oversee, have higher rank than
le tuyau
the pipe, tip, hint, lead
étrenner
to use something for the first time
les étrennes
New Year's gifts, Christmas gifts
le tuyautage
the plumbing; to give confidential information
tuyauter
to tip off
l'îlotage
the community policing
la raiponce
rampion bellflower
la femmelette
sissy, wuss; pansy
fendard
very hilarious
la fenaison
the hay harvest, haymaking
fendillé
cracked, split (wood)
le macareux
the puffin
la toison
the fleece (of a sheep)
le pochard
the drunkard, boozer; boozy (very coll.)
le carillon
the set of bells, chimes, glockenspiel
gémir
to moan, groan
déchiffrer
to decipher
le carlin
pug dog
la carlingue
the cockpit; hulk; fuselage
carnassier
carnivorous
pleuviner
to drizzle, mizzle; whimper
le rond-de-cuir
the chair cushion; pencil pusher
déboiser
to deforest
l'écartèlement
the antagonism, cleavage, quartering
le curé
the parish priest, clergyman
se curer les ongles
to clean one's nails
en avoir le coeur net
to be clear in one's mind about
mander
to send for, to summon
il grêle
it's hailing
grêlé
pockmarked, pimpled
grêle
skinny, reedy