santon

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santon

(ˈsæntɒn)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a French figurine depicting Christ's birth
2. (Islam) a Muslim monk or hermit, according to Europeans
3. (Islam) the chapel or shrine of a Muslim monk or hermit, according to Europeans
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bonezs, santons, beadsmen, canonesses, residentiaries, diocesans,
Contractor address : Centre commercial Les Santons 29 chemin du Santon
Christmas in France, and in culturally French parts of Europe, is marked by the appearance of santons.
The custom derives from the Christmas creche, but santons of various types may now be displayed and collected at any time of year.
There is a wide range of santons, both in construction and content, and many people spend a day strolling about the fairs looking for additions to their family or business creche.
The recognized master of santon making is Paul Fouque, who lives and works in Aix.
Santons, little figures made of clay, include traditional villagers--shepherd, baker, fisherman--as well as Nativity figures.
This year the winter foire aux santons in Aubagne takes place from November 24 through December 31.
During the Christmas exhibit, these are replaced by the traditional santons and a Nativity scene; the Christmas story is recorded in French.
Santon has developed conversion sets for installing new Merlin Gerin Masterpact NT or NW circuit breakers into existing distribution installations to replace outdated circuit breakers, this solution is perfectly suited to applications where speed of exchanging is critical.
The Santon 'Sidunn' retrofit breakers, were initially developed for the marine industry, where breakers had to be replaced quickly due to tight sailing schedules.
The benefits of the Santon 'Sidunn' are that most manufacturer's breakers can be replaced by 'Sidunn', the customer gains from using a modern breaker with technical improvements, it increases the life span of the installation, is a user friendly and safe solution, quick to fit and of minimal investment.