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  • proper noun A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Georges Bruant (1842-1912).


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  • Nicolas Bruant for The Wall Street Journal Grapes on the vine at Coul é e de Serrant "I loved learning about banking," he says, over lunch at the medieval cloister on the property, where he lives with his wife, Coralie.

    Mr. Joly's Particularly Pure Terroir

  • Bruant in the hope that the singer would make a butt of them, find themselves greeted on their arrival with a polite bow instead of the expected:

    The Captive

  • In this case, it was only after the courier turned up at his doorstep that he remembered to check all the battery levels, and discovered the ones Bruant had put in the Walkman were on their last legs, presumably from over-rigorous testing.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • It took minutes to devise his plan after Shub told him what was required, and with Bruant supplying the bespoke hardware, he only had to procure a couple of items himself and then fly the route to refresh his memory.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • Gone, as well, and gone forever is the cabaret of Bruant, him of the line of François Villon -- now become a place for the vulgar oglings of Cook's tourists taxicabbing along the Boulevard Rochechouart.

    Europe After 8:15

  • But she has found meanings in them which Bruant, who wrote them, never discovered, or, certainly, could never interpret; she has surpassed him in his own quality, the _macabre_; she has transformed the rough material, which had seemed adequately handled until she showed how much more could be done with it, into something artistically fine and distinguished.

    Plays, Acting and Music A Book Of Theory

  • And just as, in the brutal and _macabre_ style, she has done what Bruant was only trying to do, so, in the style, supposed to be traditionally French, of delicate insinuation, she has invented new shades of expression, she has discovered a whole new method of suggestion.

    Plays, Acting and Music A Book Of Theory

  • "Hello; there's Carrillo, the young apostle of Bruant, who makes such a hit with the elect."

    The Common Law

  • Gradually, as we sat at our table, watching Bruant and the company, it dawned upon us that Bruant did not exhaust the formalities of his entertainment upon the coming guest but reserved one for the parting guest which in our judgment was scarcely so amusing.

    Nights Rome, Venice, in the Aesthetic Eighties; London, Paris, in the Fighting Nineties

  • To the noise of a strident chorus in choice _argot_, which I was told I should be thankful I did not understand, Bruant showed us into his _café_.

    Nights Rome, Venice, in the Aesthetic Eighties; London, Paris, in the Fighting Nineties


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