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(Historical Terms) the fourth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from Dec 22 to Jan 20
[C18: via French from Latin nivōsus snowy, from nix snow]
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Noun1.Nivose - fourth month of the Revolutionary calendar (December and January); the snowy month
Revolutionary calendar - the calendar adopted by the first French Republic in 1793 and abandoned in 1805; dates were calculated from Sept. 22, 1792
Revolutionary calendar month - a month in the Revolutionary calendar
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19) The distinction between error and crime became a leitmotif of the period: for example, Boudin on 26 nivose III, "How can we distinguish what were actual crimes from what were only errors of the moment?
A defence ministry spokesman, who said the pirates had been sailing a 10-metre "mother ship," said the captives were being detained on board the Nivose, the French warship.
The French frigate, Nivose, part of an EU force trying to halt attacks launched by pirates from Somalia, arrested 11 gunmen after it intercepted a pirate "mother ship" on Wednesday, officials said.
The 11 captured pirates are being held on board a French frigate, the Nivose, part of a European Union antipiracy task force patrolling in the area, the French defense ministry said in a statement.
Laveaux, Etienne, 1798, << Opinion de Laveaux en la seance du 12 nivose an VI >>.
Dirigo dehinc oculorum radios ad partes italicas, quo magis inclinat animus; Alpes ipse rigentes ac nivose, per quas ferus ille quodam hostis romani nominis transivit, aceto, si fame credimus, saxa perrumpens, iuxta michi vise sunt, cure tamen magno distent intervallo.