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la colombe
the dove
roucoulement
cooing (of a dove)
le supplice
the torture, torment, agony
la chaussée
the roadway; causeway
la vareuse
the loose-fitting jacket, fisherman's smock
le coutil
the woven fabric used in corsets
ronchonner
to grumble, bellyache (coll.)
le massepain
the marzipan
la moulure
the moulding, decorative strip
capitonner
to pad, to cushion
charnu
fleshy
atteler
to harness, yoke, hitch up
s'atteler
to buckle down
receler
to harbour, conceal, hide (esp. stolen goods)
débiter des bêtises
to talk nonsense
ballotté
torn between, buffeted
le cas échéant
if applicable
ravissant
ravishingly, delightful
dormir comme une souche
to sleep like a log
le bourgeon
the bud
crispé
tense (on edge), nervous
l'aérogare
the air terminal
travailler d'arrache-pied
to work like mad
descendre dans un hôtel
to stay in a hotel
se remettre de
to recover (from an illness), to get over
se dégourdir les jambes
to stretch one's legs
hublot
porthole
la rame de métro
the underground train
le capteur
the sensor
l'agrafeuse
the stapler
l'économat
the staff co-op; bursarship, stewardship
branlant
shaky, wobbly, rickety
dépasser en trombe
to hurtle past, outstrip, outflank
dévaler l'escalier
to hurtle down the stairs
le filet
the net, fillet, rack (in a train)
du jour au lendemain
overnight
la cabane
the hut, cabine
la villa
the detached house, villa, mansion
héberger
to host, house, take in
la chaumière
the (thatched) cottage
rentrer
to return
être logé(s) à la même enseigne
to be in the same boat, be in the same situation
c'est gros comme une maison
it's so obvious
l'accès de panique
the panic attack
avoir un bas de laine
to save up, have a nest egg
déferler sur
to flood into, surge, descend upon
tisser
to weave, spin
parrainer
to sponsor, act as a patron (of arts, etc)
se solder par
to result in
un cariste
a forklift truck driver