conte

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conte

 (kôNt)
n. pl. contes (kôNt)
1. A short story or novella.
2. A medieval narrative tale.

[French, from Old French conter, to relate, recount; see count1.]

conte

(kɔ̃t)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a tale or short story, esp of adventure

Conté

(ˈkɒnteɪ; French kɔ̃te)
n
(Art Terms) trademark a hard crayon used by artists, etc, made of clay and graphite and often coloured a reddish-brown. Also called: conté-crayon
[C19: named after N.J. Conté, 18th-century French chemist]

conte

(kɔ̃t)
n.
tale; fable.
[< French, Old French: orig., reckoning, count]
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Outstanding among a uniformly excellent cast are two pre- and post-Revolution doubles - Fiona Kimm as the imperious Countessa and the heartbreakingly patriotic old woman giving up her last remaining grandson for her country and Daniel Norman as the oily self-serving priest and the smoothly amoral revolutionary informer.
Naming your kid Countessa won't guarantee that she'll go to an Ivy League school, just as calling your child Waterfall won't ensure that she'll go to The Evergreen State College and study puppetry.
Meanwhile, many are swept up by a cult surrounding the clairvoyant Countessa who orchestrates a frenzied, drug-addled orgy of sex and violence for her own voyeuristic pleasure; the tenacious priest known as Father gains his own fanatical following trying to save them.