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Glossary of L'abyssin

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écorcher
to skin (an animal)
la lapidation
stoning
dépouiller
to skin (rob;lay bare)
s'achever
to finish; conclude
une galette
pancake
une coudée
cubit
un col
collar; neck (of bottle)
l'hydromel
mead
auparavant
before
bailler
to yawn; gape
décrocher; se décrocher
to take down; to come undone (come off its hook)
la machoire
jaw
avancer à tatons
to feel one's way
remuer
to move; wag (tails); to stir (cooking)
la lueur
(faint) light
un bougeoir
candleholder
briller
to shine
une lame
blade
le fleuret
foil (fencing)
Gravir
to climb up
Déboucher
to open, unblock, come out of
Cribler
To riddle (with bullets/arrows), to heap abuse on sby
Une étoffe
Fabric, substance
Prosterner
To prostrate, grovel
Dégager
To free, clear
Guingois (être de g. ou aller de g.)
Lopsided
Altier
haughty
las
weary
Le supplice
torture
Les démangeaisons
itching
habile
clever, smart
Galber, une galbe
To shape, a curve
Peindre (l’aube commence à peindre)
To peep through, to dawn
Oter
to take off, remove
palper
to palpate, feel
un placard
cupboard
Suinter
to seep, ooze
Suppurer
to suppurate
Fissurer
to crack
A l’écart, mettre à l’écart
Apart from, to put aside
Se vouter
to stoop
étalant ; étaler
Boasting; flaunting; to boast; flaunt
un ongle
nail
Déchirer
to tear sth up
se rassir
to go stale
Un emplâtre
(medicated) plaster
accoucher
to deliver, give birth to
A quatre pattes
on all fours
goinfrer
to stuff o.s.
entreprendre
to start, undertake
s'emplir de
to fill with
terne
dull, drab, dingy
aboutir à
to lead to, to end up in
egarer
to mislay, lead astray
S’égarer
to get lost, ramble
le seau
bucket, pail
Dédommager (de)
to compensate (for)
la rudesse
harshness, severity
apaiser
to ease, calm
la reniement
disavowal, denial
Se précipiter
to rush
Dénier
to deny
la soude
soda
la repassage
ironing
tremper
to soak, dip
La mante (religieuse)
praying mantis
Une lingère
laundry woman
Fléchir
to bend, sway
rivaliser avec
to compete with, to rival
La saleté
dirtiness
Déceler
to detect, to reveal
un grelot
small bell
le ras du sol
ground level
le chaume
thatch, stubble
Etêter
to top (remove the head of)
en couronne
crowned
un plancher
a floor
Figé (figer)
frozen, to freeze
Pétrir
to knead, mould
une boulette
pellet, bowl (e.g. of paper/ bread)
le gavage
force feeding
la bague
ring (band, collar)
boucher
to cork, block up
succomber
to succumb, die
S’égailler
to disperse
la remorque
toe rope, trailer
Etre à la remorque
to lag behind
asperger (de)
to spray, sprinkle (with)
le concour
content
ôter
to take off

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