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A designation given to a method of preparing and cooking a lobster in which the creature (up to this point alive) is cut in half and grilled, has its flesh sliced up and returned to the ...

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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... . Name given to the coup of 9 Thermidor An II ( 27 July 1794 ) in which Robespierre and his allies were overthrown [ see Revolution, IC...

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Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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... US frequency (2010): 372 Haitian: nickname or ornamental name from French Thermidor , the name of the eleventh month in the French Republican Calendar, derived from the Greek word thermos ...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... The eleventh month of the french revolutionary calendar , corresponding to the period from 20 July to 18 August. Its name means ‘gift of heat’, from Greek thermē , ‘heat’, and dōron , ‘gift’. The dish ‘lobster thermidor’ (pieces of lobster in a shallot or cream sauce, cooked au gratin in the half-shell) is so called because it was created, at Maire’s, a famous Paris restaurant, on the evening of the premiere of Thermidor , a play by Victorien Sardou , in January 1894 . Thermidorians The French Revolutionaries who took part in the coup d’état ...

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... A designation given to a method of preparing and cooking a lobster in which the creature (up to this point alive) is cut in half and grilled, has its flesh sliced up and returned to the half shell in a béchamel sauce with various added flavourings, and is then browned under the grill again and served. It commemorates the play Thermidor by Victorien Sardou, for the first-night celebration of which it was created in Paris in 1894...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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... the eleventh month of the French Republican calendar ( 1793–1805 ), originally running from 19 July to 17 August. Also, a reaction of moderates following a revolution, such as that which occurred in Paris on 9 Thermidor ( 27 July 1794 ) and resulted in the fall of Robespierre. The name is French, and comes from Greek thermē ‘heat’ + dōron ...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...thermidor • jackdaw • battledore • landau , Landor • chador • vendor • humidor • lobster thermidor • cuspidor • corridor • stevedore • Isidore • condor • stormdoor • Sodor • Theodore • toreador • troubadour • picador • commodore • parador • Labrador • matador • conquistador • Salvador • ...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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lobster thermidor

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Thermidor

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The eleventh month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from 19 July to 17 August. Also, a reaction of moderates following a revolution, such as that which occurred in ...
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A designation given to a method of preparing and cooking a lobster in which the creature (up to this point alive) is cut in half and grilled, has its flesh sliced up and returned to the half shell in ...
Bertrand de Barère de Vieuzac

Bertrand de Barère de Vieuzac  

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(1755–1841).French lawyer and Revolutionary politician, a Montagnard member of the Comité de Salut Public until Thermidor, which he survived. His Mémoires were published in 1842–4.
Stanisława Przybyszewska

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(1901–35)Polish playwright. Illegitimate daughter of novelist and dramatist Stanisław Przybyszewski, in 1925–9 she wrote a trilogy (first published in 1975)—Ninety-Three, The Danton Case, and ...
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French leave absence from work or duty without permission, said to derive from the French custom of leaving a dinner or ball without saying goodbye to the host or hostess. The phrase was first ...
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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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...Soldiers were popularly so called because they were ‘turned red’ when they enlisted, i.e. they wore red coats. The name is also applied to Royal marines . The term was originally given to a troop of Parliamentary horse in the Civil Wars ( 1642–51 ). Lobster thermidor See thermidor . Died for want of lobster sauce See under die 2...

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