dedans

de·dans

 (də-däN′)
n. pl. dedans (-däN′, -däNz′)
1. A screened gallery for spectators at the service end of a court-tennis court.
2. The spectators at a court-tennis match.

[French, from dedans, inside, from Old French dedenz : de, of, from (from Latin ; see de-) + denz, within (from Late Latin deintus, from within : Latin + Latin intus, within; see en in Indo-European roots).]
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dedans

(dədɑ̃)
n
(Tennis) real tennis the open gallery at the server's end of the court
[literally: interior]
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"Et cela doit signifier," said she, "qu'il y aura le dedans un cadeau pour moi, et peut-etre pour vous aussi, mademoiselle.
La seule occasion que nous avons eue a ete mise dedans. J'avais dit qu'on allait en Egypte pour gagner cette CAN, pas une Coupe du monde, ce qui est quasiment impossible, on m'a pris pour un fou".
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L'etrange est que, tout de meme, ayant associe "bestiaux" et "dedans," tu as cru que ce dedans designait l'interieur du train.
"In Sleeping Beauty, when you do the en dedans pirouette into a fish dive, if the girl overdoes the turn and tries to help too much, it can swing out of control," he says.
Cedric Chauvin turns his attention to two sf Bildungsromans, Les Fables de l'Humpur (1999; The Humpur's Fables) and Les Griots celestes (2002 and 2003; The Celestial Griots), in his contribution, "Dedans, dehors: devenirs de l'homme chez Pierre Bordage" (Inside and Out: Man's Becoming in the Work of Pierre Bordage).
The formal graphic pattern of Tout pres presque dedans (So Close Almost Inside), 2014, four bold black stripes on a flat yellow background, could be read as either an attempt at Burenesque Minimalism or cryptic signage for summertime hikers.