pure laine


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pure laine

(pjʊə ˈlɛn)
n
(in Quebec) a person belonging to a long-established family of French descent
[French, literally: pure wool]
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You know that I am about as "pure laine" Presbyterian as it gets, to use the term from the article.
L'association El Mawid, de la commune de Kasr Sbihi, specialisee dans la couture et les arts traditionnels tels que le tissage, la fabrication de tapis en pure laine, les gateaux, l'habillement, les objets de decoration faits a partir de materiaux de recuperation, etc., etait presente avec une gamme variee de produits realises par les mains de toutes les filles exclues du systeme scolaire ou n'ayant pas pu continuer leurs etudes pour une raison ou une autre.
The ADQ experience has current echoes in the Coalition Avenir Quebec that competes with the PQ for votes m rural and small-town francophone Quebec where there are few immigrants but many fears of those who are not pure laine. These are the ducks that the PQ has set out to hunt.
He attends sessions with a psychoanalyst for which he almost invariably arrives late, teaches English both to peevish refugees and to F61ix, a pure laine Quebecois; he spends increasing amounts of time escorting Esther to her various remedial exercises, joins several dreary political groups in an attempt to ingratiate himself with Maria and leads a predictably unsuccessful attempt to combat the new rack-rent landlords of his apartment building.
WHERE I LIVE up in the north-eastern corner of North America, the term pure laine (literally translated as "pure wool") is used to describe someone who is born in Quebec, francophone (French-speaking), white and directly descended from French European stock.
" Nos gens " sont identifies selon diverses categories : les Quebecois de vieille souche, les nouveaux arrivants, les << pure laine >> et les neo-Quebecois.
He has written about why people who are not pure laine support a unified Canada and oppose separatism: "...immigrants and minorities [in Quebec] face an impossibility.
In the past, ever since the British conquest of 1760, the pure laine Quebeckers maintained their position with one of the highest birth-rates in the world.
If you're of British or Scottish descent (pure laine for centuries), middle-aged and male, you're in.
The nationalists refer to themselves as la pure laine (the pure wool); a cultural and ethnic group descended from the original settlers of New France.
Did we not see ourselves in 1925 as the "pure" and continuing Presbyterians, much as we hear some Separatists speak of themselves as pure laine and continuing Quebecois?
Montreal is especially vulnerable (distinctly distinct?), existing in tension with Quebec City, to whom our multicultural populace constitutes a challenge to old-stock (pure laine) Quebecoises.