a standard of pitch in which A above middle C is established at 435 vibrations per second.
- French pleat
noun 1. a woman’s hair style with the hair gathered at the back into a cylindrical roll
[french-pol-ish] /ˈfrɛntʃˈpɒl ɪʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to finish or treat (a piece of furniture) with French polish. noun 1. a furniture finish, consisting of shellac dissolved in spirits. verb 1. to treat with French polish or give a French polish (to) noun 1. a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol […]
noun 1. a French overseas territory in the S Pacific, including the Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, and other scattered island groups. 1544 sq. mi. (4000 sq. km). Capital: Papeete. noun 1. a French Overseas Country (formerly Territory) in the S Pacific Ocean, including the Society Islands, the Tuamotu group, the Gambier group, the Tubuai Islands, […]
- French postcard
noun phrase A pornographic photograph, such as was fancied to be sold by furtive characters pulling at one’s sleeve in the streets of Paris [1920s+; found by 1849 in the form French print]