faubourg


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fau·bourg

 (fō′bo͝or′, -bo͝org′)
n.
A district lying outside the original city limits of a French-speaking city or a city with a French heritage. See Note at beignet.

[Middle English faubourgh, from Old French faubourg, alteration (influenced by faux, false) of forsborc : fors, outside (from Latin forīs; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots) + borc, town (from Late Latin burgus, fort, of Germanic origin; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots).]

faubourg

(ˈfəʊbʊəɡ; French fobur)
n
a suburb or quarter, esp of a French city
[C15: from French fauxbourg, perhaps a modification through folk etymology of Old French forsborc, from Latin foris outside + Old French borc burg]

fau•bourg

(ˈfoʊ bʊər, -bʊərg)

n.
a suburb or a quarter just outside a French city.
[1425–75; late Middle English faubourgh < Middle French fau(x)bourg]
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From sumptuous Versailles, with its palaces, its statues, its gardens, and its fountains, we journeyed back to Paris and sought its antipodes-- the Faubourg St.
la Duchesse, and I found that it was expected that a certain lady of that rank, one who had enjoyed the extraordinary luck of retaining her fortune, being of an old and historical family, and who was at the head of fashion in the faubourg, would become the purchaser.
They carriage proceeded along the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, and, after having called out to the sentinel, "By the king's order," the driver conducted the horses into the circular inclosure of the Bastile, looking out upon the courtyard, called La Cour du Gouvernement.
With the exception of this voice, which might have been heard at the entrance of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, everything remained as calm in the carriage as in the prison.
Upon their road, at the end of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, they overtook the humble equipage of Vatel, who was quietly conveying home his vin de Joigny.
Of course it is very disagreeable to live with strangers, but as, after all, if I were not staying with Madame de Maisonrouge I should not be living in the Faubourg St.
At the end of the fifteenth century, the Faubourg strides across it, passes beyond it, and runs farther.
The musketeers rode the whole length of the Faubourg Saint Antoine and of the road to Vincennes, and soon found themselves out of the town, then in a forest and then within sight of a village.
The firm did the accounts for a hotel in the Faubourg St.
Bah, Chateau-Renaud," returned Debray, "you only know your dull and gloomy Faubourg Saint-Germain; do not pay any attention to him, count -- live in the Chaussee d'Antin, that's the real centre of Paris.
I used to watch the manners and customs of the Faubourg, its inhabitants, and their characteristics.
Meanwhile, he was enjoying a long furlough which would not be over for six months; and already the dowagers of the Faubourg Saint-Germain were pitying the handsome and apparently delicate stripling for the hard work in store for him.