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 […]
noun 1. . noun 1. the full name for Revolutionary calendar