Old French

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the earliest form of the French language

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Among all the events of the old French War, Grandfather thought that there was none more interesting than the removal of the inhabitants of Acadia.
And now, having thrown a gentle gloom around the Thanksgiving fireside by a story that made the children feel the blessing of a secure and peaceful hearth, Grandfather put off the other events of the old French War till the next evening.
They missed the freedom, indulgence, and familiarity of the old French trading houses, and did not relish the sober exactness, reserve, and method of the new- comers.
On these occasions might be seen the change since the unceremonious times of the old French traders; now the aristocratic character of the Briton shone forth magnificently, or rather the feudal spirit of the Highlander.
While the chiefs thus revelled in hall, and made the rafters resound with bursts of loyalty and old Scottish songs, chanted in voices cracked and sharpened by the northern blast, their merriment was echoed and prolonged by a mongrel legion of retainers, Canadian voyageurs, half-breeds, Indian hunters, and vagabond hangers-on who feasted sumptuously without on the crumbs that fell from their table, and made the welkin ring with old French ditties, mingled with Indian yelps and yellings.
It was dressed in old French costume, and little Lord Southdown now appeared admirably attired in the disguise of an old woman hobbling about the stage with a faultless crooked stick.
An old French coin, equal to the two hundred and fortieth part of a pound.
We behold aged men and grandames, a clergyman with the Puritanic stiffness still in his garb and mien, and a red-coated officer of the old French war; and there comes the shop-keeping Pyncheon of a century ago, with the ruffles turned back from his wrists; and there the periwigged and brocaded gentleman of the artist's legend, with the beautiful and pensive Alice, who brings no pride out of her virgin grave.
A tradition ran in the family, that Peter's grandfather, a jovial officer in the old French War, had set aside many dozens of the precious liquor for the benefit of topers then unborn.
She considered the rusty inkstand, the pen, the ash-tray, and the old French newspaper.
A Henry cinq cedera (his crown of course); de Saint-Cloud partira; en nauf (that's an old French word for skiff, vessel, felucca, corvette, anything you like) errera--"
Christian Hamoui, a 59-year old French national, was GM at Mercure Al Khobar where he has managed the grand opening of the hotel, and was the GM of Mercure Value, Riyadh.
The existing building was demolished to make way for a five-storey building pierced in good old French department store fashion by a central lightwell.
Given the prominence of the term for Knapp's project, I was surprised not to find its etymological background surveyed (the word derives from the Old French truffle, meaning trickery), or to come across a catalogue of its meanings in the period.
the keel seam; the word pay comes on board from Old French payer, which meant "to apply pitch.