• WordNet 3.6
    • n blanc a white sauce of fat, broth, and vegetables (used especially with braised meat)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots
    • Blanc A white cosmetic.
    • Blanc A white sauce of fat, broth, and vegetables, used esp. for braised meat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The highest point in France is Mont Blanc, located in the Alps.
    • n Blanc A silver coin, weighing about 47 grains, struck by Henry VI. of England (1422-1461) for his French dominions. Sometimes spelled blank or blanck.
    • n Blanc A French silver coin, first issued by Philip of Valois (1328-1350) at the value of 10 deniers, or livre. Under King John the Good (1350-1364) the blanc was coined at 5 deniers. Under Charles VI. and his successors the blanc was worth 10 deniers, and the demi-blanc 5 deniers. From Louis XI. to Francis I. a grand blanc was issued worth 12 deniers, or livre, and a petit blanc of one half that value. After the time of Francis I. the grand blanc was no longer coined; but the petit blanc was retained as a money of account, and was reckoned at 5 deniers, or livre; it was commonly called simply blanc. The blanc was coined according to both the tournois and the parisis systems, the latter coins, like others of the same system, being worth one quarter more than those of the same name in the former system.
    • n Blanc A white paint, especially for the face.
    • n Blanc A piece of ware such as is generally decorated, sold or delivered without its decoration. At the Sèvres and other porcelain-factories pieces not quite perfect in shape are sold undecorated, but bearing a special ineffaceable mark, which distinguishes them from those finished in the factory.
    • n Blanc A rich stock or gravy in which made dishes or entrées are sometimes served.
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  • Marcel Proust
    “No exile at the South Pole or on the summit of Mont Blanc separates us more effectively from others than the practice of a hidden vice.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., white


In literature:

Cricket remained standing, with the blanc-mange still in her hand.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
Le Blanc, the Abbe, on the popularity of Great Thieves, ii.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
His name was Francois Blanc, the head of the great gambling establishment at Homburg.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
FORBES (Professor J. D.) Tour of Mont Blanc and of Monte Rosa.
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
His entry into Paris, according to M. Blanc, was made on foot in the evening, and he clambered like a common citizen over the barricades.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844" by Various
So long he seems to pause On thy bald awful head, O sovran Blanc!
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
It is calculated that there are only about sixty days in the year, upon an average, when Mont Blanc appears with his head uncovered.
"Rollo in Geneva" by Jacob Abbott
Mont Blanc won't show his snows, nor would Vesuvius his fires.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Then to-morrow you and I will ascend Mont Blanc.
"Tartarin On The Alps" by Alphonse Daudet
Mont Blanc has been very plain lately.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster

In poetry:

Accept a ribbon red, I beg,
For Madam Purrer's tail,
And ice cream made by lovely Peg,
A Mont Blanc in a pail.
"The Jungfrau To Beth" by Louisa May Alcott
An' so de devil can't refuse
To try de w'isky blanc,
An' say, "I’m tryin' many drink,
An' dis is de fines' I don't t'ink,
De firse, ba tonder! mak' me wink--
Hooraw, pour Canadaw!"
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

File Mlive Members of the 125th National Guard unit stand before friends and family during the send off ceremony at Grand Blanc High School.
A trip around Mont Blanc.
ROME (AP) – Two more climbers have died on Mont Blanc following the deaths of nine people last week in a massive avalanche, rescue crews in Italy and France said Sunday.
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Flint's 61st homicide victim identified, garbage pickup days change in Atlas , Grand Blanc townships.
Atlas , Grand Blanc townships switch from Richfield to Emterra Group.
Linda Blanc, administrative nursing officer at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
In a photo from Sept 14, 2012, Kristine Nannini passes out student data sheets she created to her fifth grade class at McGrath Elementary in Grand Blanc, Mich.
According to General Motors, 285 Lansing GM jobs will be transferred from Lansing's Tooling Center, a division within the GM Metal Fabrication Plant, to GM's Grand Blanc plant.
Grand Blanc police investigate credit card frauds victimizing small business employees.
A store surveillance image shows suspects who Grand Blanc police say may be responsible for a number of credit card frauds in the area.
Grand Blanc blanks Utica Ford in state semifinal 2-0.
0The Grand Blanc Bobcat soccer team is one win away from an MHSAA Division One state title after beating Utica Henry Ford 2-0 Wednesday night.
A Londonderry catering student has been chosen to work alongside the creme-de-la-creme at celebrity chef Raymond Blanc 's exclusive restaurant.
Kluge owner Patricia Kluge was represented by her 2007 Blanc de Blancs and a sparkling rosé, both believed to be the personal choice of the bride and groom.

In science:

Guillaume Blanc compiled an astrometrically-corrected Landolt catalog that was useful in undertaking this calibration program.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The blanc regions indicate models that at some point of the cosmic evolution, z ∈ [−1, ∞), have switched or will switch from quintessence to phantom behaviors or vice-versa.
A parametric model for dark energy
Note that no DE model is preferred or ruled out by observations, although the largest portion of the confidence contours lies into the blanc region (indicating models that have switched or eventually will switch from quintessence to phantom behaviors or vice-versa).
A parametric model for dark energy
According to Blanc, Le Bris and Lions (see , ) a random Delone set is a random variable Λ : Ω → (Rn )Zn satisfying Definition 2.2 P a.s. in Ω.
Aperiodic fractional obstacle problems
To ensure that the Γ-limit is deterministic we introduce a sequential version of stationarity for random lattices as defined by Blanc, Le Bris and Lions , : there exists a positive and infinitesimal sequence (δj )j∈N such that for all i ∈ Zn and P a.s. in Ω.
Aperiodic fractional obstacle problems