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Blanc

 (blăngk), Melvin Jerome Known as "Mel." 1908-1989.
American actor who gained fame as the voice of more than 400 cartoon characters, including Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig.

Blanc

 (blăngk, bläN), Mont
The highest peak of the Alps, rising to 4,807 m (15,771 ft) in the Savoy Alps of southeast France on the Italian border.
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Blanc

(French blɑ̃)
n
1. (Placename) Mont Blanc See Mont Blanc
2. (Placename) Cape Blanc a headland in N Tunisia: the northernmost point of Africa
3. (Placename) Cape Blanc Cape Blanco (ˈblæŋkəʊ) a peninsula in Mauritania, on the Atlantic coast

Blanc

(French blɑ̃)
n
(Biography) (Jean Joseph Charles) Louis (lwi). 1811–82, French socialist and historian: author of L'Organisation du travail (1840), in which he advocated the establishment of cooperative workshops subsidized by the state
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Blanc

(blɑ̃)

n.
Mont, Mont Blanc.
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Noun1.Blanc - a white sauce of fat, broth, and vegetables (used especially with braised meat)blanc - a white sauce of fat, broth, and vegetables (used especially with braised meat)
bechamel, bechamel sauce, white sauce - milk thickened with a butter and flour roux
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I discovered more distinctly the black sides of Jura, and the bright summit of Mont Blanc. I wept like a child.
One magnificent evening, the 30th July (that is to say, three weeks after our departure), the frigate was abreast of Cape Blanc, thirty miles to leeward of the coast of Patagonia.
Accept a ribbon red, I beg, For Madam Purrer's tail, And ice cream made by lovely Peg, A Mont Blanc in a pail.
There is Napoleon; who, upon the top of the column of Vendome, stands with arms folded, some one hundred and fifty feet in the air; careless, now, who rules the decks below; whether Louis Philippe, Louis Blanc, or Louis the Devil.
And this would help him to understand why constructing artificial flowers or performing on a tread-mill is work, while rolling ten-pins or climbing Mont Blanc is only amusement.
As we have said, the inspector, from discretion, and that he might not disturb the Abbe Faria's pupil in his researches, had seated himself in a corner, and was reading Le Drapeau Blanc. He did not see the Englishman fold up and place in his pocket the accusation written by Danglars under the arbor of La Reserve, and which had the postmark, "Marseilles, 27th Feb., delivery 6 o'clock, P.M." But it must be said that if he had seen it, he attached so little importance to this scrap of paper, and so much importance to his two hundred thousand francs, that he would not have opposed whatever the Englishman might do, however irregular it might be.
Here ample time will be given not only to look over the city, which was founded six hundred years before the Christian era, and its artificial port, the finest of the kind in the Mediterranean, but to visit Paris during the Great Exhibition; and the beautiful city of Lyons, lying intermediate, from the heights of which, on a clear day, Mont Blanc and the Alps can be distinctly seen.
The glasses brought them to within two miles, less than that separating the summit of Mont Blanc from the level of the sea.
He was crossing the Rue Mont Blanc with every appearance of an aimless stroller.
At one of these halts somebody called out, "Look at Mont Blanc!" and "we were at once made aware of the very great height we had attained by actually seeing the monarch of the Alps and his attendant satellites right over the top of the Breithorn, itself at least
To think of a blanc bec like yourself challenging a person like the Baron to a duel!
"Mademoiselle Louise Francoise de la Baume le Blanc, the daughter of the Marquise de la Valliere," said Madame, ceremoniously.