sans-culottes

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sans-culottes

A name for republicans, originally meant as an insult, referring to the trousers worn by common people rather than courtly breeches.
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I am one of the dispossessed, a sansculotte, a proletarian, or, in simpler phraseology addressed to your understanding, a tramp.'
The similarity between the words "sandlotter" and "sansculotte" is problematically significant, but indubitably suggestive.
Historical context-specific language (e.g., pantaloons, pike, cockade, including French language such as Sansculottes) identifies its setting, which is Paris in 1792 at the time of the French Revolution.
(201-202) Obligingly, the "country-fellows" act out what Westervelt intends, becoming hyperbolic caricatures of Trollope's ruffians (or Fuller's "sansculottes").
They construed the Revolution as the work of the people of the time, the sansculottes, and the workers as the sans-culottes of the 1930s.
In the foreground of James Gillray's Anti-Jacobin cartoon "The New Morality," Charles Lamb and Charles Lloyd, caricatured as "Toad & Frog" and surrounded by Liberty Caps and Sansculottes, croak out passages from their 1797 collection Blank Verse.
No sansculottes screaming for blood, no cold-minded Bolsheviks lurking in the shadows, no Ayatollahs dictating their actions in the name of God.
The riots of 12-13 germinal III had threatening sansculottes overtones, which inspired the Convention to abandon its procedural scruples and simply to decree retribution.
Each neighborhood seemed to have its own mob of National Guards and sansculottes, a few mounted, bearing on their horses fishwives and bacchantes, filthy and bloody and drunken.
The Jacobins identified themselves with the popular movement and the sansculottes, who in turn saw popular violence as a political right.