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clo·chard

 (klō-shär′)
n. pl. clo·chards (-shär′)
A tramp; a vagrant.

[French, from clocher, to limp, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *cloppicāre, from cloppus, lame person, alteration of Latin claudus.]

clochard

(klɔʃar)
n
a tramp

clo•chard

(ˈkloʊ ʃərd)
n.
a beggar; vagrant; tramp.
[1940–45; < French, derivative of clocher to limp «L clopus lame]
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Haciamos una obra donde saliamos de clochards, que son los vagabundos de Paris.
Deux autres clochards les decouvrent : << Commentpeut-on etre mort de faim et avoir l'air heureux?
Ayant habite sept ans a Paris pour mes etudes, j'avais pris la malheureuse habitude de croiser sans plus les voir, les clochards parisiens, souvent des hommes ages d'une cinquantaine d'annees, alcooliques pour la plupart.
A encenacao desses dois clochards tem como cenario a lateral da Catedral de Notre-Dame de Paris.
At night, police vans rounded up the clochards sleeping in doorways and on Metro gratings to keep them from freezing to death.
Toutefois, une distinction s'opere entre mendiants de jadis et SDF : << y'a plus de SDF que de clochards >> (ouvriere), << avant c'etait le clochard avec du vin, maintenant la pauvrete est differente >> (retraitee).
In addition, Said saw Foucault "lecture once at the College de France in the early spring of 1978, when he addressed a very large and quite motley crowd drawn from the beau monde all the way through the academic ranks down to the clochards (or tramps) who had wandered in for shelter.
186), et les brocanteurs impecunieux qui vivent dans des baraques de fortune ne sont que des clochards.
Still, the square's peaceable kingdom of Chinese and African toddlers, mixed couples, clochards with guitar singing Dylan songs--slurring the lyrics a bottle of plonk helps approximate--stays what it's been, just as friendship seems durable.
Il serait plutot un art de clochards superieurs, a ce point pur que ce qui pourrait les unir serait une reconnaissance de la solitude de tout etre et de tout objet.
In Paris, as in America, benches are viewed as suspicious places where clochards, hoboes, immigrants, homeless or ill-intentioned people can find refuge.