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mignon

(ˈmɪnjɒn; French miɲɔ̃)
adj
small and pretty; dainty
[C16: from French, from Old French mignot dainty]
mignonne fem n
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Bianchon narrated the following: Another Study of Woman La Grande Breteche Bidault (known as Gigonnet) Gobseck The Vendetta Cesar Birotteau The Firm of Nucingen A Daughter of Eve Bixiou, Jean-Jacques The Purse A Bachelor's Establishment Modeste Mignon Scenes from a Courtesan's Life The Firm of Nucingen The Muse of the Department Cousin Betty The Member for Arcis Beatrix A Man of Business Gaudissart II.
The great limbs of the athlete made the heavy machine spring and quiver with every stroke; while the mignon grey figure with the laughing face, and the golden curls blowing from under the little pink-banded straw hat, simply held firmly to her perch, and let the treadles whirl round beneath her feet.
They are all mounted, and set at defiance those of Captain Mignon. There are voulgiers, cranequiniers and hand couleveiniers *.
Modestes et mignons, ou la molle abdication des males....
Le personnage de Jean Butscha dans Modeste Mignon n'a, jusqu'ici, pratiquement pas retenu l'attention de la critique balzacienne, malgre le regain d'interet actuel pour le roman.
En contrepartie, Butscha substitue a la mediation de Canalis son propre role de relais dans les rapports triangulaires entre Ernest, Modeste et Canalis: comme le pere de Modeste, Charles Mignon de La Bastie (MM 608), il prend le parti d'Ernest, dont il ne met pas en cause l'amour sincere pour Modeste, et aide a leur rapprochement.
Nicolas Le Roux has undertaken to write about mignons, a term referring to the friends of the king, during the reign of the last Valois.
Part 1 defines favoritism and then contrasts favorites of the early Valois, such as Anne de Montmorency, with the generation of mignons under Henry III.
And as we wind up for the coming art show season, the mignons of high culture plot madly.
Beef filet mignons and other specialty cuts of meat can be cooked to perfection with the Pop-Up[R] Timer from Volk Enterprises, Inc.
Dishes like filet mignon on-the bone and a halibut T-bone, which is specially butchered for the restaurant, maintain Burke's sense of creative genius.
For the filet mignon, in a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and set aside overnight.