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Col·bert

 (kôl-bĕr′, kōl-), Claudette Originally Lily Claudette Chauchoin. 1903-1996.
American actress best known for her comedic roles. Her film credits include It Happened One Night (1934), for which she won an Academy Award.

Colbert

, Jean Baptiste 1619-1683.
French politician who served as an adviser to Louis XIV. Colbert reformed taxes, centralized the administration, and improved roads and canals in an effort to encourage trade.

Colbert

(French kɔlbɛr)
n
1. (Biography) Claudette, real name Claudette Lily Chauchoin. 1905–96, French-born Hollywood actress, noted for her sophisticated comedy roles; her films include It Happened One Night (1934) and The Palm Beach Story (1942)
2. (Biography) Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist). 1619–83, French statesman; chief minister to Louis XIV: reformed the taille and pursued a mercantilist policy, creating a powerful navy and merchant fleet and building roads and canals

Col•bert

(kɔlˈbɛr)

n.
Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃) 1619–83, French statesman and finance minister under Louis XIV.
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Colbert had formed the idea of forcing governors of frontier places to feed the garrisons without pay, with what they drew from contributions.
This stiffness of manner in Colbert had been of great service to him; it is so true that Fortune, when she has a caprice, resembles those women of antiquity, who, when they had a fancy, were disgusted by no physical or moral defects in either men or things.
Colbert was commanded to set out for Sedan, with positive orders to carry the letter to Mazarin, and bring it back to Letellier.
Colbert looked at the packet with much attention; the cardinal put on a pleasant countenance and pushed him towards the door.
"And the letter of the queen-mother, my lord?" asked Colbert.
very well," replied Colbert, and placing his hat between his knees, he began to unseal the packet.
Colbert. Like Calypso, who could not be consoled at the departure of Ulysses, our Gascon could not console himself for not having guessed why Aramis had asked Percerin to show him the king's new costumes.
Colbert? And what else can he be after?" And D'Artagnan rubbed his forehead - that fertile land, whence the plowshare of his nails had turned up so many and such admirable ideas in his time.
Colbert looked at the troops with great delight: he even wished they had been a third more in number.
Colbert, having heard his name pronounced, said, "What was M.
Colbert's large head seemed to become larger and larger than ever.
Where the deuce did you get hold of that idea, Monsieur Colbert? You have no luck."