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tronquer
to truncate
le nymphéa
the water-lily
percuter
to hit; (+ contre) to crash into
le guichet
the counter, ticket office
brader
to sell cheaply, to sell off
en outre
besides, furthermore
la cible est dans l'axe du viseur
the target is lined up in the sights
avoisinant
neighbouring
ahurissant
staggering
trier
to select, sort out, handpick
rogner
to trim, clip; -- sur = cut down on
s'avarier
to get damaged
le vaurien
the rapscallion, rascal, heel
le gazouillement
the twittering, warbling
éclore
to hatch, take form, bloom
chirurgical
surgical
hernie discale
slipped disc
se déhancher
to sway one's hips
la lieue
the league (distance)
dans le lointain
in the distance
en pleins champs
in open country, out in the fields
pâturer
to pasture on
la brebis
the ewe
laineux
wooly
le pignon
gable; gearwheel; pinenut, pine
s'asseoir en tailleur
to sit down cross-legged
le grès
the sandstone
casanier
stay-at-home, unadventurous
le verger
the orchard, grove
le salage
the salting, gritting
la lingère
the laundry woman
briquer
to polish something up
badigeonner
to paint, daub, brush
la suie
the soot
le crochet
the hook, picklock; hook (boxing)
grumeleux
lumpy
goder
to pucker
boursouflé
blistered, puffy, bloated
le chausson
the slipper
croustillant
crispy, crunchy; (of a story) spicy
le ramage
the song of a bird; (pl) foliage pattern
la convoitise
the desire, covetousness
fade
dull, tasteless, drab
chanmé
wicked, cool (verlan)
le moulin à paroles
the chatterbox, windbag (colloq.)
péter
to fart; snap, break
péter les plombs
to freak out
tarabiscoté
over-ornate, fussy
fignoler
to put the finishing touches to
amène
affable, amiable, uncritical