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).
a French Overseas Country (formerly Territory) in the S Pacific Ocean, including the Society Islands, the Tuamotu group, the Gambier group, the Tubuai Islands, and the Marquesas Islands. Capital: Papeete, on Tahiti. Pop: 277 293 (2013 est). Area: about 4000 sq km (1500 sq miles) Former name (until 1958) French Oceania
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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]
noun, Older Use: Sometimes Offensive. 1. .
adjective 1. noting, pertaining to, or resembling a style of furnishings and decoration originating in the provinces of France in the 18th century, derived from but less ornate than styles then current in Paris and featuring simply carved wood furniture, often with decorative curved moldings.
noun, French History. 1. the revolution that began in 1789, overthrew the absolute monarchy of the Bourbons and the system of aristocratic privileges, and ended with Napoleon’s overthrow of the Directory and seizure of power in 1799. noun 1. the anticlerical and republican revolution in France from 1789 until 1799, when Napoleon seized power The […]