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muscadin

(myskadɛ̃)
n
(Historical Terms) a dandy or fop, esp in Paris during the time of the French revolution
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At the height of Robespierre's Terror in 1793-1794, they roamed the Paris streets, clashing with muscadins, foppishly dressed youths who were not aristocrats but shopkeepers disgusted by the Terror.
A royalist group formed called the Muscadins, who showed their allegiance by wearing heavily musked scents: they sported hair that was short at the back, a la victime.
Soon after, he moved onto the south of France to Les Muscadins where the hectic pace he was accustomed to came to a screeching halt.
Lepeletier had been avenged by the death of Louis XVI, Marat by the execution of the Girondins; Gasparin would be avenged when all the rebels, all the muscadins, all the English and Spanish within Toulon hide their shame in the depths of the sea, or fall crushed beneath the patriots?
James Cookson is also careful to explain in brackets any expression which might be unfamiliar to an English-speaking reader of Francois Gendron's detailed study of Parisian life after Thermidor, and which - again based on police records - provides another intimate view of life in the streets, as the outrageously-dressed muscadins or shock troops of the bourgeois reaction were used to stamp out the power of the sans-culottes.