Relating to France or its people or language
A high, curved heel on a woman’s shoe
(1850–1931), US sculptor. Among his works are the statue of the Minute Man, unveiled 1875 at Concord, Massachusetts, and the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln, completed 1922, in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC
A plant of the daisy family with yellow, orange, or copper-brown flowers, cultivated as an ornamental
A piece of field artillery with a calibre of 75 mm, particularly associated with the French army.
A bed with a high, S-scrolled headboard and footboard.
Woodworking a boring tool with a flat blade curved at the two cutting edges, frequently used in a lathe.
(With the) the francophone community and culture considered as a distinct component of Canadian society, especially with regard to bilingualism; also in extended use, with reference to other places having French cultural or linguistic heritage.
= Flemish fake.
Excessive fondness for all things French (an expression first used by Arthur Koestler and used chiefly with allusion to him).
A soft dove grey.
United States regional (chiefly southern). A harmonica.
A style of hem used to edge flounces.
A women's headdress in a style regarded as French; specifically one of the 16th and 17th centuries, consisting of a bow-shaped front piece contoured to the head and almost covering the ears, from which a cloth tippet fell, covering the neck and upper back. Now historical.
That is like the French in style, character, manners, organization, etc.; that is like the French people.
A lock of hair worn longer than the rest and arranged so as to hang forward over one shoulder.
Firearms. Originally: a true flintlock, having a wholly interior mechanism, opposed to the earlier English lock, where the catch for the cock must be screwed on. Later also: any type of gun lock manufactured in France. Now chiefly historical.
A lady's maid of French origin, frequently employed in the Victorian and Edwardian eras as a status symbol, and more recently also considered as an object of sexual interest, with reference to the characteristic costume of such maids.
A walnut, the fruit of the walnut tree; usually in plural.
A yellow lake colour derived from the berries of species of Rhamnus.
US the cornflower, Centaurea cyanus.
The fruit of a variety of plum (Prunus domestica), dried and exported from France; a prune.
Any of numerous varieties of the southern and central European rose Rosa gallica, formerly used medicinally and now chiefly cultivated for its flowers.
Sea salt from France.
Affected with syphilis; also used punningly.
Any of several edible flatfishes, as the lemon sole, Microstomus kitt, the sand sole, Pegusa lascaris, and (North American) the arrowtooth flounder, Atheresthes stomias.
A permanent link made of thread which holds two sections of a garment (usually fabric and lining) loosely together while allowing some independent movement.
A white band painted across the end of a fingernail, especially as part of a French manicure.
Basic French of the kind used on restaurant menus; a knowledge of French to this level.
(In Canada) a program of French instruction in English-speaking schools
An organization of French troops and volunteers in exile formed under General de Gaulle in 1940. Based in London, the movement organized forces that opposed the Axis powers in French Equatorial Africa, Lebanon, and elsewhere, and cooperated with the French Resistance
A tropical American bean plant of which many varieties are commercially cultivated
A shirt cuff that is folded back before fastening, creating a double-layered cuff
(Of women’s knickers) cut high in the leg
A French window
A brass instrument with a coiled tube, valves, and a wide bell, developed from the simple hunting horn in the 17th century. It is played with the right hand in the bell to soften the tone and increase the range of available harmonics
A kiss with contact between tongues
(In embroidery) a stitch in which the thread is wound around the needle, which is then passed back through the fabric at almost the same point to form a small dot
A loaf of French bread
A woman’s hairstyle in which the hair is tucked into a vertical roll down the back of the head
A mansard roof
A seam with the raw edges enclosed
The French language up to circa 1400
The dried unripe fruit of any of various buckthorns (genus Rhamnus), used as the source of a yellow dye; also called Avignon berry.
A form of steam boiler consisting of one or more heated water cylinders lying side by side and connected by vertical pipes to a larger steam cylinder above them.
Woodworking a brace and bit drill on which the user applies pressure from the chest while drilling; compare breast-drill.