Desmoulins


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Desmoulins

(French dɛmulɛ̃)
n
(Biography) (Lucie Simplice) Camille (Benoît) (kamij). 1760–94, French revolutionary leader, pamphleteer, and orator
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Des•mou•lins

(dɛ muˈlɛ̃)

n.
(Lucie Simplice) Camille (Benoit), 1760–94, journalist and pamphleteer in the French Revolution.
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"Williams hates everybody," he writes; "Levett hates Desmoulins and does not love Williams; Desmoulins hates them both; Poll loves none of them." It does not sound peaceful or happy.
With the prompt French instinct for the politics of the street, the man with the black moustache had already run across to a corner of the cafe, sprung on one of the tables, and seizing a branch of chestnut to steady himself, shouted as Camille Desmoulins once shouted when he scattered the oak-leaves among the populace.
A few years ago, I read A Place of Greater Safety and freaked out to find out that Camille Desmoulins, a radical leader of the French Revolution--every bit as forceful as Robespierre and far better-looking--was gay (well, bi).
Desmoulins is in fact the name of a significant member of Johnson's circle.