In short, he had hitherto acted the part rather of a spectator than of a party in the tournament, a circumstance which procured him among the spectators the name of Le Noir Faineant, or the Black Sluggard.
Le Noir Faineant then turned his horse upon Athelstane of Coningsburgh; and his own sword having been broken in his encounter with Front-de-B
It being now the duty of Prince John to name the knight who had done best, he determined that the honour of the day remained with the knight whom the popular voice had termed Le Noir Faineant.
And, as I said just now, quite a new version of the 'Domino Noir
Upon this I set myself to explain the meaning of all the combinations--of "rouge et noir
," of "pair et impair," of "manque et passe," with, lastly, the different values in the system of numbers.
Kirsch was at work for his part at the rouge et noir
and did not see his young master.
One day last week--on Thursday night, to be more exact--I found that I could not sleep, having foolishly taken a cup of strong café noir
after my dinner.
I recognized the detested voice of my bete noir
, Alick Carruthers, thick as might be expected of the dissipated dog, yet daring to stutter out her name.
What Schuler and Murray write of remakes of classic noirs
also seems true of many revisionist neo-noirs
--namely, that they tend to "explain too much," and thereby risk "losing the noir
He merely notes that such events didn't appear much in film noir
It was interesting that not one pinot noir
entry was deemed good enough for a 2006 Best of Class or a gold medal.
The former includes films "made in the present but set in the classic noir
period [the 1940s or '50s] and neo noirs
made and set in the present but referring to classic noir
narratively or stylistically" (3).