Paratonnerre

Related to Paratonnerre: lightning rod

Pa`ra`ton`nerre´


n.1.A conductor of lightning; a lightning rod.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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De l' #orage sur #Paris ce soir et la #TourEiffel encore une fois faisant office de paratonnerre avec cette spectaculaire foudre aux alentours de 20h45 !
Ce materiel consiste en des appareils d'eclairage de secours, d'un capteur electrique, d'un cadre circulaire pivotant sur un recipient de mercure, et autres instruments de controle des mouvements de rotation, d'une lampe a gaz, d'une loupe, d'une boussole, d'un paratonnerre et autre objets.
One explanation would attribute the verdict of innocence to an authorial note, a "paratonnerre" as Pichois called it (Oc 1: 1076), that disclaimed Baudelaire's identification with the poem's speaker and his denial of Jesus.
(1) Ver o prefacio, intitulado "Paratonnerre" (BRETON, A.
The final sentence, 'Cette lutte est regardee, par les livres saints, comme un embleme des epreuves que Dieu envoie quelquefois a ses elus' (Delacroix, Correspondance, IV, 253-54), might appear to indicate a broadly traditional interpretation of the story were it not for the strong suspicion that it was intended as a 'paratonnerre' to appease the church authorities, who might well have thought the powerful physicality of the work, its extravagance and bravura, so alien to the tradition of church decoration as to be out of place.