July 19, 2011

This is a French word (never!!). It means to issue forth, or to flow out from a narrow, confined space into a bigger area. It has specific military connotations meaning to march out into open ground and also is used to describe natural shit like rivers. It’s the kinda word James Fennimore Cooper used in fact it is perfectly suited to his use of language as it marries the world of nature with the world of warfare. A largely pointless word but one that I like as it lends itself so easily to a French accent that you hardly have to even try.


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