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n.1.Same as Brun, a brook.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Brun had become prominent by his proposal that the common expression "Adieu" should be obliterated from all the French classics, and a slight fine imposed for its use in private life.
Maurice Brun cleared his throat and said: "Of course we must help the master in every way, but--"
Armagnac and Brun instantly stood up; but they were too late.
The mass of the crowd was Nationalist, and already in threatening uproar; and a minority of equally angry Intellectuals, led by Armagnac and Brun, only made the majority more militant.
"If this is a military secret," shouted Brun, "why do you yell about it in the street?"
Armagnac and Brun were waving their hats wildly, and even the Doctor's enemies roared applause at this unexpected defiance.
And if you calculate the time for the above dialogue to take place--the time for Briggs and Firkin to fly to the drawing-room--the time for Miss Crawley to be astonished, and to drop her volume of Pigault le Brun --and the time for her to come downstairs--you will see how exactly accurate this history is, and how Miss Crawley must have appeared at the very instant when Rebecca had assumed the attitude of humility.
It surpassed any complications of intrigue in her favourite Pigault le Brun.
His preoccupied face so clearly denoted the pursuit in which he was engaged, that every cripple at the post-houses, not blind, who shoved his little battered tin-box in at the carriage window for Charity in the name of Heaven, Charity in the name of our Lady, Charity in the name of all the Saints, knew as well what work he was at, as their countryman Le Brun could have known it himself, though he had made that English traveller the subject of a special physiognomical treatise.
386: Barton's Geography of Plants: and Malte Brun. In the latter work it is said that the limit of the growth of trees in Siberia may be drawn under the parallel of 70 degs.
Le Brun brings to the envisioning of Louis XIV's absolutism questions of coercion and consent which, as Victoria Kahn demonstrates, keenly interested seventeenth-century English writers in the psychology of the "subject of contract." (58) The French subject of absolutism, as depicted by Le Brun, comes to resemble the English subject of contract theory who willingly submits to his or her subjection.
Brun cited photographs of victims that showed them foaming at the mouth and with contracted pupils as signs that gas had been used, the paper said.