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 (kō-mēs′, kə-)
A cultivated variety of pear having juicy, fine-textured flesh and greenish-yellow skin with a russet-red blush.

[From French (Doyenne du) Comice, (Dean of the) Show, from comice (agricole), (agricultural) show, from Old French, convention, from Latin comitia; see comitia.]
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They manage to preserve almost 80 percent of the original glazed brick, limestone and terra cotta facade and keep ornamental details, such as the nautical-themed carvings and elaborate comices.
Moniteur des Comices, des Proprietaires et des Fermiers (1844-1899).
The seduction scene at the comices agricoles provides a fine example of Emma's willful enrapture with generic sentimental language, as in Rodolphe's declarations of (what he pretends is) love.
Further, Laurent-Pichat had suggested that the comices agricoles be shortened.
La peinture d'Yonville, du pharmacien Homais, superbe specimen de pseudo-savant de chef-lieu de canton, la description des comices agricoles, sont egalement bien connues pour la derision jetee par Flaubert sur la societe de son temps et la betise humaine.
(24) A recipient of a prize at les comices agricoles (agricultural fair) emphasizes the discharge of manure everywhere present: Monsieur Cullembourg (139).
The comices agricoles chapter and the episodes at the linen factory and in Rouen cathedral are shown to be ironic dramatizations of the exhibition and of the identity it sought to promote.
On ecrit que les comices tributes elisaient les tribuns de la plebe (p.
The comices agricoles or agricultural fair scene in Flaubert's Madame Bovary (1857) is not only perhaps the most deliciously satirical passage in all of French literature but a pointed criticism of the whole culture of Exhibitions.
In the second part of the novel, she is seduced by the conscienceless landowner Rodolphe, and the dominant image is the Comices Agricoles, the elaborate fair with its rustic and vulgar trappings.