Gascon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Gascon Of or pertaining to Gascony, in France, or to the Gascons; also, braggart; swaggering.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Gascon A native of Gascony, a former province of southwestern France, now divided into several departments.
    • n Gascon A boaster or braggart; a vain-glorious person: from the reputation of the Gascons as a race for extreme boastfulness. See gasconade.
    • n Gascon The common saurel or horse-mackerel, Trachurus trachurus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Gascon a native of Gascony
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gascon, from their proverbial boastfulness.

Usage

In literature:

Songs of the Gascons.
"George Borrow and His Circle" by Clement King Shorter
The Gascons were at this time regarded with distrust, it was such an easy matter for them to carry news into Spain, being on the border.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
He looked the model of a Gascon knight, with hooked nose and bold, black eyes under ironical arched eyebrows.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
Everybody is familiar with the story of the vengeance taken by Dominique de Gourgues, a Gascon gentleman.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
Peace returned to France with the monarchy of Henri IV., but the Gascon manners of his court were rude.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
There he gathered his followers about him, and addressed them with his fiery Gascon eloquence.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
You are right, as usual, Gascon.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
Ah, I shall remember Gascon.
"The Regent's Daughter" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
You tell me that his speech is Gascon, such as yours or mine.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
Twenty years later, then, we find D'Artagnan, the young Gascon gentleman aforesaid, alone upon the scene.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845." by Various
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In poetry:

The Gascon lord, the village maid,
In death still clasp their hands;
The love that levels rank and grade
Unites their severed lands.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And while ancestral pride shall twine
The Gascon's tomb with flowers,
Fall sweetly here, O song of mine,
With summer's bloom and showers!
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Gillian's dead, God rest her bier—
How I loved her twenty years syne!
Marian's married; but I sit here,
Alive and merry at Forty Year,
Dipping my nose in Gascon wine.
"The Age of Wisdom" by William Makepeace Thackeray
OUR Gascon ev'ry minute knew alarm;
'Twas now a leg stretched out, and then an arm;
He even thought he felt the husband's beard;
But presently arrived what more he feared.
"The Gascon Punished" by Jean de La Fontaine
OUR seraph fair, such loveliness possessed,
In num'rous ways a Gascon could have blessed;
Above, below, appeared angelic charms;
'Twas Paradise, 'twas Heav'n, within her arms!
"The Gascon Punished" by Jean de La Fontaine
A wit without sense, without fancy a beau,
Like a parrot he chatters, and struts like a crow;
A peacock in pride, in grimace a baboon,
In courage a hind, in conceit a Gascon.
""From the man whom I love, though my heart I disguise,"" by Tobias Smollett

In news:

Police Chief George Gascon proved he can get tough on parties, but can he get tough on problem officers under his command.
In a letter published on Oct 16, Cookie Gascon talks about somebody who referenced her previous letter to the editor.
Gascon skips valuable reform panel.
District Attorney George Gascon didn't show up for the town hall meeting that Sen Mark Leno held on criminal justice reform last night.
Gascon comments on Lee perjury allegations.
Gascon taking "wait and see" approach to Lee perjury allegation.
The Mirkarimi case has taken another strange turn: The district attorney, George Gascon , just told the Chronicle that he doesn't think the sheriff really thinks he's guilty, and wants to raise that at his sentencing March 19.
District Attorney George Gascon listened to a reporters question about his tenure as chief of police.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced Wednesday March 9, 2011 that 57 cases, many involving the Southern Station undercover unit, would be dismissed.
San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon , right, speaks at a news conference in San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009.
Officials and Fabiola Kramsky Gascon , the wife of George Gascon , listen to the mayor in a ceremony at City Hall on Sunday.
Newly appointed District Attorney George Gascon (left), smiled as he listened to Mayor Newsom (right), talk about the selection process in a ceremony at City Hall.
Gascon says crime lab troubles are over.
Chief George Gascon has set new systems and policies designed to prevent the scandal from happening again.
Gascon , supes at odds over sit-lie ordinance.
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In science:

New results on inclusive photon, di-photon and photon plus jet production at the TEVATRON and the LHC have been presented by Dittmann 32 and Gascon-Shotkin 33 .
Moriond 2012, QCD and High Energy Interactions: Experimental Summary
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