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fau·teuil

 (fō′tĭl, fō-tœ′yə)
n.
An upholstered armchair usually having sides that are open.

[French, from Old French faldestoel, of Germanic origin; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

fauteuil

(ˈfəʊtɜːɪ; French fotœj)
n
(Furniture) an armchair, the sides of which are not upholstered
[C18: from French, from Old French faudestuel, folding chair, of Germanic origin; see faldstool]

fau•teuil

(ˈfoʊ tɪl; Fr. foʊˈtœ yə)

n., pl. -teuils (-tɪlz; Fr. -ˈtœ yə)
an upholstered armchair.
[1735–45; < French; Old French faldestoel < Frankish *faldistōl; see faldstool]

fauteuil

An upholstered armchair.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fauteuil - an upholstered armchairfauteuil - an upholstered armchair    
armchair - chair with a support on each side for arms
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He went home, and feeling rather tired--nursing a vengeance was, it must be confessed, a rather fatiguing process; it took a good deal out of one--flung himself into one of his brocaded fauteuils, stretched his legs, thrust his hands into his pockets, and, while he watched the reflected sunset fading from the ornate house-tops on the opposite side of the Boulevard, began mentally to compose a cool epistle to Madame de Bellegarde.
During the time which Lord de Winter took to shut the door, close a shutter, and draw a chair near to his sister-in-law's fauteuil, Milady, anxiously thoughtful, plunged her glance into the depths of possibility, and discovered all the plan, of which she could not even obtain a glance as long as she was ignorant into whose hands she had fallen.
Monsieur d'Artagnan," said the cardinal, sitting down on a fauteuil, "you have always seemed to me to be a brave and honorable man.
Already the cold sweat started on my brow, already I glanced back over my shoulder at the closed door, when, to my unspeakable relief, my eye, wandering mildly in the direction of the stove, rested upon a second figure, seated in a large fauteuil beside it.
Then, when all were placed, he chose as his headquarters the ante-chamber, in which he found a large fauteuil, a lamp, some wine, some water: and some dry bread.
No one aiding her, for all were petrified, she sank back in her fauteuil, breathing a weak, trembling sigh.
L'association, qui a beneficie de quatre fauteuils electriques et de deux fauteuils manuels, a profite de la journee internationale des handicapes pour les remettre a leurs destinataires.
Les difficultes sont en rapport avec la presence de plusieurs marches a l'entree des etablissements publics, sans aucune rampe pour les utilisateurs de cannes ou bequilles et moins encore pour les utilisateurs de fauteuils roulants.
Frej a remis, au siege de la province d'Essaouira, des lunettes medicales a quelque 200 eleves malvoyants poursuivant leurs etudes dans differents etablissements scolaires de la province, des fauteuils roulants a des personnes handicapees, des effets vestimentaires a des enfants orphelins pensionnaires de ''Dar Attalib'' et des aides financieres a des personnes souffrant d'insuffisance renale.
Les beaux studios, qui jadis etaient ornes de fresques et de posters, de paysages sereins et fleuris, et dont les vieux fauteuils ont vu des generations, d'ecoliers; de maries, de fiances, gisent maintenant dans l'oubli.
Allons plus loin, si un double miracle s'opE re avec le passage et l'arrE[logical not]t, oui, l'arrE[logical not]t d'un taxi Ea 3 km de la secrE[umlaut]taire, qui rE[umlaut]ussit Ea monter aprE s avoir couru un maratalon (comprenez : marathon sur talons hauts), elle ne trouvera que fauteuils souillE[umlaut]s par trop de poussiE re, ou dans l'autre extrE[logical not]me aspergE[umlaut]s de gazoline -- dE[umlaut]sinfectant qui fut dans un temps bon marchE[umlaut].
Algerie Telecom a offert 120 fauteuils manuels et electriques au profit d'associations d'aide aux personnes a mobilite reduite.