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Noun1.Norman-French - the medieval Norman dialect of Old French
French - the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
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She was a flower of Anglo-Saxon stock, a rarity in the exceptional smallness and fineness of hand and foot and bone and grace of flesh and carriage--some throw-back across the face of time to the foraying Norman-French that had intermingled with the sturdy Saxon breed.
You wanted an answer a minute ago -- there it is for you, my dear, in the choicest Norman-French.
But the same motive which prevents my writing the dialogue of the piece in Anglo-Saxon or in Norman-French, and which prohibits my sending forth to the public this essay printed with the types of Caxton or Wynken de Worde, prevents my attempting to confine myself within the limits of the period in which my story is laid.
A former mining town in the City of Sunderland, the name Houghtonle-Spring contains the Norman-French element "le", which also occurs in the name of nearby Hetton-le-Hole.
But don't expect a different outcome - Saxon King Harold will be clutching a hand to his eye again as he is defeated by the Norman-French army of William the Conqueror in the last time that England was successfully invaded.
Norman-French clerks were sent into the countryside to obtain that information.
Walter composed the treatise during the 1230s to help a neighbor, an English-speaking widow, teach her two children the Norman-French language.
FISHING GRANT: A fishing grant for Kidwelly, in Norman-French, dated May 10, 1313.
Members may address the Chamber in Norman-French or English, but never in Welsh
Thus, as the Normans became English-speaking they apparently found it easier to adopt Norman-French substitutes for disused Anglo-Saxon words.
The removal of plaster exposed this beautiful Elizabethan fireplace said to date from 1565 and bearing the Norman-French legend, DIEU DONE TOUT, or God Gives All.