Wednesday, February 9, 2000

la manchette

Hola.  Today's Francophone word is la manchette.  It can mean a headline, a cuff (in clothing), the strike in volleyball with the forearms (les manches).  Among other things.
  • Ils n'ont pas cherché à faire la manchette des journaux, mais ils ont écrit la véritable histoire de notre pays, le Canada.
They did not seek to make headlines, but they wrote the true story of our country, Canada.
  • Marie avait emporté le bouton de manchette en or que son amant a perdu dans la poche de sa robe du dimanche en soie noire.
Marie had carried the gold cuff link which her paramour had lost in the pocket of her fancy black silk dress.

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