pendule


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pendule

(ˈpɒŋdjʊl; ˈpɛn-)
n
(Mountaineering) mountaineering a manoeuvre by which a climber on a rope from above swings in a pendulum-like series of movements to reach another line of ascent. Also called: pendulum
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I found myself in a salon with a very well-painted, highly varnished floor; chairs and sofas covered with white draperies, a green porcelain stove, walls hung with pictures in gilt frames, a gilt pendule and other ornaments on the mantelpiece, a large lustre pendent from the centre of the ceiling, mirrors, consoles, muslin curtains, and a handsome centre table completed the inventory of furniture.
In one of Cezanne's most attractive still lifes, La Pendule Noire, also painted at Zola's in 1869-70, the viewer's eyes are first attracted by a large shell and a lemon rather than the handless clock (Fig.
The style of clock known as a 'pendule de voyage' or carriage clock is a table clock, usually metal-cased, and intended for travelling.
La pendule 'clock' is not to be confused with le pendule 'pendulum'; both derive from the Latin pendulus.
The colonial French Gendarme confronts the two women, demanding to know the origin of their booty, in particular "la pendule." The motive behind Leila's petty thefts is not the subsistence of her destitute family.
the clock la pendule (lah pahn-DYOOL) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] the lamp la lampe (lah LAHMp) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] the rug le tapis (luh tah-PEE) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] the door la porte (lah PORt) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] the house la maison (lah may-ZAWHN) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] the window la fenetre (lah fuh-NEH-tr) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] the radio la radio (lah RAH-dee-oh) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] the chair la chaise (lah SHEHZ) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] the table la table (lah TAH-bluh) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]
The house The chair The table The radio The clock The door The lamp The rug The window La lampe (la LOMP) La table (lah TAH-bla) La radio (lah HAHD-yoo) La pendule (la pon-DYOOL) La maison (lah me-ZONE) La porte (lah PORT) La chaise (lah SHAYZ) Le tapis (loo ta-PEE) La fenetre (lah-fe-NET) [ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED]
The single example given of the writing of 'la pendule' (clock) instead of the 'le pendule' (pendulum), substituted by the editor in the text, could well be over-correction.
La Mosquee est aussi celebre pour son minaret haut oE se trouve une grande pendule et est caracterisee par les bas-reliefs et les gravures minutieuses.