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Jacobethan - A compound word from "Jacobean" and "Elizabethan," covering two successive periods of English history.
mirepoix - "MEER-pwa" French/Cajun cookery. A mixture of diced onions/carrots/celery, slowly simmered in butter or oil.
Notre Dame - Paris Cathedral; the quintessential seat of French Catholicism.
knout - A thick Russian whip.
nouveau riche - French. Denotatively: "new money" - recently- acquired wealth; but connotatively: They've just gotten the money, haven't acquired CLASS yet.
Useless as tits on a boar hog - Yes, they are there but they serve no function.
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