espiègle

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espiègle

(ɛspjɛɡl)
adj
playful
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"Elles sont toujours au premier rang a l'eglise et a la promenade; une blonde superbe, une jolie espiegle, une belle brune."
All the world raffoles of the charming Mistress and her espiegle beauty.
Ainsi, si Caliban, jadis proprietaire de l'ile envahie par Prospero et ses hommes, s'est resolu a mener une revolte avec ses compatriotes, rejetant sa condition d'esclave, Ariel, elle, espiegle, prone la non-violence, preferant la ruse et la sagesse a toute autre forme d'affrontement, car elle sait que son peuple est demuni de la puissance necessaire a sa liberation.
On the one hand, in portraying the British gunboat Espiegle cruising along the Yangtze River, De Quincey wrote in a sense of national pride: "It is inconceivable what a fright and what a termashaw were caused by this little Espiegle.
The Seamus Murphy-owned 2-11 shot barely came out of second gear, eventually coming home 15 lengths clear of Saint Espiegle.
"We live like dogs," said Espiegle Amilcar, an unemployed 34-year-old who has been living under a sheet of plastic nearby.
C'est un meme ton, un petit sourire de gaite, tintante a la source, toute furtive espiegle aux mousses, filante au gue ...