tricoteuse

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tricoteuse

(trikɔtœz)
n
(Knitting & Sewing) a woman who knits, with reference to women who sat and witnessed the public executions taking place during the French Revolution
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Unframed prints of this painting are on sale for PS550 at Havill & Travis, while two original, large format tableau vivant works (translated as living picture) are priced at PS5,590 for The Blood of les Tricoteuses and PS6,750 for Freak (Minturnae).
were the tricoteuses said to sit in the French |Revolution?
Le Franc-parleur thus observed that "il y avait en France sous le regne de la terreur des femmes sans culottes auxquelles on donna le sobriquet de: Les tricoteuses.
143) The tricoteuses knitted at the foot of the guillotine as the heads rolled: Charles Dickens in particular horrified English readers with this spectacle of unwomanly radicalism in his A Tale of Two Cities (1859), and Traherne adapts it as tribute to Lucilla's British pluck.
Il y a quelques annees, ce magasin etait particulierement sollicite par les couturieres qui tissaient et brodaient, ainsi que les tricoteuses qui fabriquaient des vetements en laine.
Personnage central du roman Le Premier quartier de la lune, il apparait dans En pieces detachees et Marcel poursuivi par les chiens, deux pieces qui mettent en place, entre le spectateur et la scene, la mediation de personnages feminins : les voisines dans le premier cas et les quatre tricoteuses dans le second.
Dominique Godineau, Citoyennes tricoteuses (Paris: Editions Perrin, 2004).
A couple of cackling harpies, looking like tricoteuses knitting in front of the guillotine, applauded and gave me an encouraging smile as though to say "there's life in the old dog, yet".
260 years later hags known as tricoteuses knitted beneath the guillotine as nobles' heads were lopped off