bricole


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bricole

(brɪˈkəʊl; ˈbrɪkəl)
n
1. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards a shot in which the cue ball touches a cushion after striking the object ball and before touching another ball
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (in ancient and medieval times) a military catapult for throwing stones, etc
3. (Military) (esp formerly) a harness worn by soldiers for dragging guns or carrying stretchers
4. an indirect or unexpected action
[C16: from Old French: catapult, from Medieval Latin bricola, of uncertain origin]
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Noun1.bricole - an engine that provided medieval artillery used during siegesbricole - an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
engine - an instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.; "medieval engines of war"
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Que ce soit le <<bip>> d'un robot bricole par une fillette ou la trame sonore creee par un artiste interdisciplinaire, le bricolage sonore s'apparente a l'experimentation musicale et beneficie grandement des travaux ou des outils qui proviennent du monde de la musique.
Four days a week, the feathered crew-named Boubou, Bamboo, Bill, Black, Bricole, and Baco--grabs small pieces of garbage in their black beaks and deposits them in a designated box in exchange for food.
Along Fondamente Nove, two artists peer from behind their easels, working with swift brushstrokes to capture waves lapping wooden bricole and racing to beat the sun's syrupy ascent above gravestones on Poveglia, an island of the dead.
But while Venice first-timers might prefer to be in the thick of the action, returning visitors will relish a chance to weave beyond bricole poles and delve further into the salt marshes, discovering new jewels in the regal city's crown.
The imagery is almost overdone: flotsam and jetsam, being cast adrift, a bricole, demoralised, debased and dejected.' Life narratives can play a vital role in demonstrating the range and diversity of experience amongst colonial labourers.
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Il n'y a plus d'histoire unitaire porteuse de sens, mais une infinite de references a partir desquelles l'individu des societes postmodernes bricole son identite, s'invente.
Le Louvre "a bricole sa propre histoire de l'Allemagne, et cette histoire confirme tous les cliches du voisin sombre et romantico-dangereux", a ainsi peste le quotidien conservateur Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).
Il y a 10,000 ans, il y avait des mammouths dans la region ; JC, nous offrant son propre creationisme, bricole avec l'histoire naturelle et le folklore pour creer un mythe oU les francophones deviennent des elephants volants.
Ils ont egalement bricole au plan institutionnel puisqu'ils ont construit un modele fidele a leurs interets en partant des materiaux institutionnels deja existants.
Elle a ete incorporee dans un autel bricole qui a voyage de maison en maison, accompagne par de nombreuses femmes entonnant des chants religieux et des prieres.