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 (kôl-bĕr′, kōl-), Claudette Originally Lily Claudette Chauchoin. 1903-1996.
American actress best known for her comedic roles. Her film credits include It Happened One Night (1934), for which she won an Academy Award.


, Jean Baptiste 1619-1683.
French politician who served as an adviser to Louis XIV. Colbert reformed taxes, centralized the administration, and improved roads and canals in an effort to encourage trade.


(French kɔlbɛr)
1. (Biography) Claudette, real name Claudette Lily Chauchoin. 1905–96, French-born Hollywood actress, noted for her sophisticated comedy roles; her films include It Happened One Night (1934) and The Palm Beach Story (1942)
2. (Biography) Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist). 1619–83, French statesman; chief minister to Louis XIV: reformed the taille and pursued a mercantilist policy, creating a powerful navy and merchant fleet and building roads and canals



Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃) 1619–83, French statesman and finance minister under Louis XIV.
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Colbert was a man in whom the historian and the moralist have an equal right.
Colbert had formed the idea of forcing governors of frontier places to feed the garrisons without pay, with what they drew from contributions.
This stiffness of manner in Colbert had been of great service to him; it is so true that Fortune, when she has a caprice, resembles those women of antiquity, who, when they had a fancy, were disgusted by no physical or moral defects in either men or things.
Mazarin colored greatly whilst reading Anne of Austria's letter, gave Colbert a gracious smile and dismissed him.
Colbert looked at the packet with much attention; the cardinal put on a pleasant countenance and pushed him towards the door.
very well," replied Colbert, and placing his hat between his knees, he began to unseal the packet.
He, at first, thought of talking the matter over with Colbert, but his friendship for Aramis, the oath of earlier days, bound him too strictly.
Colbert looked at the troops with great delight: he even wished they had been a third more in number.
Colbert was completely thrown out of the saddle by it, and retired, thoroughly discomfited.
said Colbert, in a low tone of voice, to D'Artagnan.
Colbert must have been badly inspired that day, to address himself in that manner to the chief of the musketeers; for the latter guessed that the king's intention was very far from that of remaining where he was.
Colbert has been asking me if your majesty does not intend to sleep at Melun.