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une ville bien desservie
a town well-served by public transport, town with good public transport
le grès
sandstone, stoneware
une enfilade de maisons
a string of houses
sur une pente savonneuse
on a slippery slope (fig)
le fer de lance
spearhead (fig)
clamer qqch sur la place publique
to proclaim sth from the rooftops
cet enfant est très encombrant
this child is a real nuisance
les verres fumés
tinted lenses (lunettes)
un vrai coup de pot
a real stroke of luck
la fortune sourit aux audacieux
fortune favours the brave
allez, je pars
right, I'm off (not bon)
méconnaître qqn
to underrate sb
il était méconnu de ses contemporains
he went unrecognised by his contemporaries
c'est le pot de terre contre le pot de fer
he can't hope to win, it's fighting a losing battle, etc
mettre en pot
to pot, to put in jars
coincer
to box in, catch, corner (not acculer)
la ventouse
air vent, air hole, plunger
régler qqch à l'aimable
to settle sth out of court; to settle sth amicably
la présence encombrante
burdensome presence
le flocon de neige
snowflake
les flocons de maïs
cornflakes
le maïs en épi
corn on the cob
la lame
strip, tatter; slide (microscope)
pétrir
to knead
fouetter
to whip, whisk (culin)
râper
to grate (fromage, carottes)