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1. often Carmagnole A lively song and accompanying dance popular among radical republicans during the French Revolution.
2. A short jacket worn especially by French revolutionaries.

[French, from French dialectal (Dauphiné, Savoy) carmagniôla , a style of coat worn by peasants on formal occasions, probably after Carmagnola, a city in the Piedmont region of Italy.]
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(ˌkɑːmənˈjəʊl; French karmaɲɔl)
1. (Dancing) a dance and song popular during the French Revolution
2. (Historical Terms) the costume worn by many French Revolutionaries, consisting of a short jacket with wide lapels, black trousers, a red liberty cap, and a tricoloured sash
[C18: from French, probably named after Carmagnola, Italy, taken by French Revolutionaries in 1792]
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(ˌkɑr mənˈyoʊl)

1. a dance and song popular during the French Revolution.
a. a loose jacket with wide lapels worn by the French revolutionists.
b. a costume composed of this jacket, black pantaloons, and a red liberty cap.
[1790–1800; < French]
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This was the Carmagnole. As it passed, leaving Lucie frightened and bewildered in the doorway of the wood-sawyer's house, the feathery snow fell as quietly and lay as white and soft, as if it had never been.
In this sense, though the ideological authority changes radically, if fleetingly, as the result of the revolutionary actions culminating in the short-lived Repubblica Partenopea, for the lazzari the annual festival of Piedigrotta celebrated under the aegis of the throne and the altar is no different than the celebrations of the French Revolution under the freedom tree or in the salons, to the tunes of the Carmagnole:
(54) Maison de la Culture events celebrated especially the street songs of the sans-culottes, such as 'La Carmagnole, 'the most popular song of the French Revolution'.
Blitzstein composed, for once, a truly memorable score, from love music to carmagnole" (Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s [New York: Oxford University Press, 19981, 222).
His headline read, "The Place de la Republique belongs to the people of Paris!" The people of Paris, he said: dance the Carmagnole there, on July 14, and never miss the chance to adorn with the tricolour the gigantic and protective statue who watches over our liberties.
But he also made him wear the red bonnet and sing the Carmagnole and the Marseillaise and to blaspheme God from his windows.
"La 'sainte masure', sanctuaire de la parole fondatrice." La Carmagnole des Muses.
Mark Forster, 41, accused of battering Roland Carmagnole, 27, to death in 1987, was acquitted of murder by a Liverpool crown court jury.
Mark Forster, 41, was accused of battering 27-year-old Roland Carmagnole to death in 1987, but was cleared of murder by a Liverpool Crown Court jury.
(4) Pierre Frantz, "Pas d'entr' acte pour la Revolution," La Carmagnole des Muses, ed.