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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.25v.
(12.) 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.
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.