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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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.
In spite of the claims which the enmity of the First Consul gave Monsieur du Bousquier to enter the royalist society of the province, he was not received in the seven or eight families who composed the faubourg Saint-Germain of Alencon, among whom the Chevalier de Valois was welcome.
Eleven o'clock sounded from all the clocks of 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.
Whilst these projects were being formed by the Duc de Beaufort and Grimaud, the Comte de la Fere and the Vicomte de Bragelonne were entering Paris by the Rue du Faubourg Saint Marcel.
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.
We repaired at once to a small house I had taken in the faubourg nearest to that part of the city where the scene of our avocations lay.
It was at length arranged that we should live together during my stay in the city; and as my worldly circumstances were somewhat less embarrassed than his own, I was permitted to be at the expense of renting, and furnishing in a style which suited the rather fantastic gloom of our common temper, a time-eaten and grotesque mansion, long deserted through superstitions into which we did not inquire, and tottering to its fall in a retired and desolate portion of the Faubourg St.
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.
He walked across the Seine, late in the summer afternoon, and made his way through those gray and silent streets of the Faubourg St.
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.
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.