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Brewer's: Lieutenant

(pronounce lef-ten'-unt) is the Latin locum-tenens, through the French. A Lieutenant-Colonel is the Colonel's deputy. The Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland is a viceroy who represents the crown in…

Discourse On Woman

by LucretiaMott There is nothing of greater importance to the well-being of society at large - of man as well as woman - than the true and proper position of woman. Much has been said, fr…

Brewer's: Flag Lieutenant

(A). An admiral's aide-de-camp. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Flag-officerFlag, Flags A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W …

A sermon of the public function of woman

by Theodore Parker The Nature of WomenRights of WomenBy nature, woman has the same Political Rights that man has,-to vote, to hold office, to make and administer laws. These she has a matter…

Brewer's: English French

A kind of perversity seems to pervade many of the words which we have borrowed from the French. Thus curate (French vicaire); Vicar (French curé). Encore (French bis). Epergne (French …

Brewer's: French Leave

To take French leave. To take without asking leave or giving any equivalent. The allusion is to the French soldiers, who in their invasions take what they require, and never wait to ask per…

French Open

Men's Singles Women's Singles Doubles Finals Australian Open 2001 Grand Slam Tournaments Wimbledon …

French Possessions

Bassas da India (0.1 sq mi, 0.2 sq km), a French possession since 1897, is an uninhabited volcanic atoll off the southeastern coast of Africa in the Mozambique channel. Map of Ba…

French Kick

The French players were getting in line to kiss the world's most coveted trophy following their 3-0 World Cup championship victory over Brazil. AP/Wide World Photos Who says all the Fren…