Desmoulins


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Desmoulins

(French dɛmulɛ̃)
n
(Biography) (Lucie Simplice) Camille (Benoît) (kamij). 1760–94, French revolutionary leader, pamphleteer, and orator

Des•mou•lins

(dɛ muˈlɛ̃)

n.
(Lucie Simplice) Camille (Benoit), 1760–94, journalist and pamphleteer in the French Revolution.
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Williams hates everybody," he writes; "Levett hates Desmoulins and does not love Williams; Desmoulins hates them both; Poll loves none of them.
With the prompt French instinct for the politics of the street, the man with the black moustache had already run across to a corner of the cafe, sprung on one of the tables, and seizing a branch of chestnut to steady himself, shouted as Camille Desmoulins once shouted when he scattered the oak-leaves among the populace.
A few years ago, I read A Place of Greater Safety and freaked out to find out that Camille Desmoulins, a radical leader of the French Revolution--every bit as forceful as Robespierre and far better-looking--was gay (well, bi).
Desmoulins is in fact the name of a significant member of Johnson's circle.