• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Figaro An adroit and unscrupulous intriguer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Figaro fig′ar-o a type of cunning and dexterity from the dramatic character, first barber and then valet-de-chambre, in the Barbier de Seville and the Mariage de Figaro, by Beaumarchais: the name adopted by a famous Paris newspaper founded 1854.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the name of the barber in Beaumarchais' “Barber of Seville.”


In literature:

When he died the "Figaro" said, "The Republic has lost its greatest man.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
I found a hairdresser, the local Figaro, a raging Boulangist.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
When Gambetta died the "Figaro" said, "The Republic has lost its greatest man.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
Indeed, one cannot help being reminded of what Beaumarchais makes Figaro say upon the liberty of the press in another country.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
This was "Figaro in London," in which his youthful ardour and plain speaking found energetic vent.
"The History of "Punch"" by M. H. Spielmann
Figaro has told her of Almaviva's love, and in return she gives him a note, which she has written in secret.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Air of Cherubino in "The Marriage of Figaro," "Voi Che Sapete.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
The good Figaro himself is an out-and-out Separatist.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Somebody came into possession of a newspaper, the "Figaro" from Paris, dated September 6th.
"Liége on the Line of March" by Glenna Lindsley Bigelow

In poetry:

Would I polish off Japan?
Would I greet this famous man,
Prince or Prelate, Sheik or Shah?--
Figaro gi and Figaro la!
"Programme" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The poet must be or become both Keats and Renoir and
Keats as Renoir.
Mozart as Figaro and Edgar Allan Poe as Ophelia, stoned out of her mind
drowning in the river called forever river and ever…
"Apollo Musagete, Poetry, And The Leader Of The Muses" by Delmore Schwartz
Your tender look is playful and alluring, - Like comedy's pretty, pealing nonsense
Or the capricious pen of Marivaux.
Your Pierrot nose and intoxicating lips
Set my mind awhirl like "The Marriage of Figaro."
"Where Will I Find Words" by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin

In news:

We hear the San Francisco Opera performance of Mozart's sparkling, tuneful masterpiece Le nozze di Figaro .
Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Le nozze di Figaro, ossia la folle giornata (The Marriage of Figaro, or The Day of Madness).
Pearl Theatre Company's satire 'Figaro' is irreverent, gleeful fun.
NEW YORK — Figaro was a character who spoke truth to power, with sharp humor as his best weapon.
Satire 'Figaro' is irreverent, gleeful fun.
Satire 'Figaro' is irreverent , gleeful fun.
This week, we're at rehearsals for the Opera Company of Philadelphia's season ending performance of The Marriage of Figaro to speak with mezzo soprano Kirstin Chavez.
Tigers' prospect Alfredo Figaro late scratch with lower back stiffness .
Double-A rookie pitcher Alfredo Figaro - the Tigers' right-handed highly touted prospect -- was a late scratch against the Bowie Baysox after lower back stiffness prevented him from making his scheduled start, according to
The French are going to more movies than ever, but they are choosing Hollywood blockbusters over intimate dramas in their own language, Le Figaro, the daily newspaper, reported.
'Figaro' Is a Saucy and Sassy Beaumarchais Adaptation .
"Figaro and Requiem" with guest soloists and the CMF Festival Chorus, 7:30 pm, Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, $12-49.
Madison Marie McIntosh in VBO's Marriage of Figaro.
In this file photo taken Friday, Aug 27, 2010 the CMA CGM Figaro cruises high in the water because of a smaller load size due to the depth of the Savannah River in Savannah, Ga.

In science:

The spectra were extracted using the optimal extraction algorithms in figaro (Cohen 1988).
Evidence for high accretion-rates in Weak-Line T Tauri stars?
Seeing conditions were 1.1 –1.2 arcsec at relatively high airmass of 1.7 –2.0. A standard extraction was performed using iraf, with wavelength and flux calibration carried out using figaro.
On the optical counterpart of NGC300 X-1 and the global Wolf-Rayet content of NGC300
The reductions of both the longslit and fibre observations followed standard procedures as implemented in the IRAF⋆ , MIDAS and Starlink Figaro software packages.
The peculiar motions of early-type galaxies in two distant regions - II. The spectroscopic data
The data were reduced with the Starlink pro ject’s FIGARO software, and fitted using the ELF routines in DIPSO, which simultaneusly fitted gaussian line profiles and a linear continuum.
Observing the Unobservable: Coronal Line Data from NLS1s as a Test of EUV Continuum Models
Data were reduced and extracted using standard iraf procedures, except that wavelength calibration was achieved via figaro.
Gemini observations of Wolf-Rayet Stars in the Local Group Starburst Galaxy IC10