Kermesse


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Ker´messe


n.1.See Kirmess.
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The two livres shall settle the score and buy some ribbons against the next kermesse. Do not forget Sam Aylward, for his heart shall ever be thine alone--and thine, ma petite!
In a midtown Manhattan dance studio, Laura Kleinke, a participant in the New York International Ballet Competition, absorbed the intricacies of Bournonville's fleet footwork, as Danish ballet mistress Eva Kloborg coached her in Kermesse in Bruges.
Cycling: The 19-year-old from Wick, Bridgend, a first-year senior professional cyclist, takes on the cream of Britain's Under-23 riders in a stage of the Penarth Kermesse.
Roach, who had chalked up a mountain bike win at Daventry last Friday with Rugby's Phil Hughes (Scott UK) in third place, completed a successful day by winning the junior race at the Castletown Kermesse town centre meeting, outsprinting Quill and Cooke.
Carmin is a dye made from the dried bodies of female cochineals--in French, kermes, an obvious homonym of Roubaud's kermesse (my thanks to Roy Nelson for this intriguing analysis of Roubaud's line).
De son cote, l'association Azal Oumdhour de Sidi Aich, a organise vendredi une kermesse a la bibliotheque municipale, et un concours [beaucoup moins que]Miss mini beaute[beaucoup plus grand que] pour les pin-up de moins de douze ans.
Canada's Relyea, who's become a valued Met mainstay in recent seasons, had been, a few minutes earlier--after a slightly unruly Kermesse Chorus--the first solo singer of the evening, appearing in a flash of gilded smoke looking the very image of a plumed, pantalooned fin-de-siecle Mephisto and singing "Le veau d'or" with seemingly well-practised diablerie.
Michael Tollemache's show, 'Flemish Painting 1550-1690', for instance, includes the large A Kermesse or Village Festivalby David Teniers n, which has emerged in 'country-house condition' from a French provincial collection.