Cher


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Cher

(French ʃɛr)
n
1. (Placename) a department of central France, in E Centre region. Capital: Bourges. Pop: 312 277 (2003 est). Area: 7304 sq km (2849 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in central France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing northwest to the Loire. Length: 354 km (220 miles)
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Cher

(ʃɛər; Fr. ʃɛr)

n.
a river in central France flowing NW to the Loire River. 220 mi. (355 km) long.
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"Well, mon cher," said the vicomte, having seated himself beside Hippolyte in the carriage, "your little princess is very nice, very nice indeed, quite French," and he kissed the tips of his fingers.
"One can't everywhere say all one thinks, mon cher. Well, have you at last decided on anything?
"Tell me, mon cher cousin," said Adrienne, smiling through her tears-- "were your grand-parents, my good uncle and aunt, were they happy?
In answer to his politely sinister, prolonged glance of inquiry, I overheard Dona Rita murmuring, with some confusion and annoyance, "VOUS ETES BETE MON CHER. VOYONS!
Ah, mon cher monsieur , they talk of the blessedness of labour, and it is a meaningless phrase, but to me it has the most intense significance.
(when every trinket I have should be at your disposal though they would not fetch a hundred pounds, for some, you know, are with ce cher oncle already), and found Milor there with the Bulgarian old sheep-faced monster, who had come to compliment me upon last night's performances.
Three mills upon the Cher, bringing in six hundred livres each.
First generation Spanish and Portuguese migrants illustrate the presence of distinctive migrant flows within an ethnic wave; knots of illiterate Spanish and Portuguese workers established themselves in distinct geographic areas of the Cher, different from that of their literate fellow nationals.
In an exclusive interview, Cher revealed why she is so passionate about saving the hospital, based in the city's Gartnavel General.
In February 1974 Sonny Bono filed for legal separation, but just a week later Cher filed for divorce.
In some quarters, these unlikely tours have been criticized as cheap publicity stunts designed to boost slow record sales or gimmicks by the Bush Administration to create an aura of "hepness." But those in the know insist that Bono, Elton, Ozzy and Cher are serious students of international economics, with expertise in global finance and infrastructure maintenance that is nothing short of astonishing.
At the roots of the family tree of painting proposed in "Cher Peintre" are Picabia's female nudes of the early 1940s, which he extrapolated from images in risque French magazines.