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full of wind or flatulence


(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a variant form of ventouse


(Historical Terms) the windy month: the sixth month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from Feb 20 to Mar 21
[C18: from Latin ventōsus full of wind, from ventus wind]
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Noun1.Ventose - sixth month of the Revolutionary calendar (February and March); the windy 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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To come to a final end; in Ventose '96, which was at that time what the month of March is now, we had been driven up into a corner of the Pays des Marmottes; but after the campaign, lo and behold
4) Ver "Enregistrement de liberte de Marie Francoise", 26 ventose an douze, en Centre des Archives d'Outre-Mer (CAOM), Aix-en-Provence-Francia, Depot de Papiers Publics des Colonies (en adelante, DPPC), 6 SUPSDOM 3, f.
Anonymous report to Minister of the Navy and Colonies, 6 Ventose an 11 (25 February 1803), CARAN Colonies CC/9b/22.
The drugs were recovered from a boat flying the British flag which was caught by French surveillance frigate Le Ventose 600-700 kilometres (370-430 miles) off the French Caribbean island of Martinique on January 6.
This is the reason why the treaties concluded by France with defeated countries in Italy, such as those with the Papal State (Armistice of Bologna of 5 Messidor IV / 23 June 1796 (3) and Peace Treaty of Tolentino of 1st Ventose V / 19 February 1797 (4)) and others (5), included, as a fig leaf of legality, provisions on the right to remove a certain number of cultural properties chosen by French generals or commissions (6).
The debate over restitution soared to new heights three months later, when Francois-Antoine Boissy d'Anglas, that paragon of Thermidorian values, delivered a long speech on 30 ventose III (20 March 1795) in favor of rectifying the judicial transgressions of Year II.
area' (urban versus rural), 'place of delivery' (facility versus home), and 'type of delivery' (forceps, ventose, and caesarean section versus normal), were adjusted for in a multiple logistic regression model.
MISSING: Arthur Coakley SEARCH GOES ON: A French Navy dinghy bearing found debris sails toward the frigate Ventose, left