Fou

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Fou fōō (Scot.) full: drunk.
    • n Fou fōō (Scot.) a bushel.
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Usage

In literature:

He was thanked by her and heartily, because he was the Sire du Fou, the king's chamberlain.
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
Now see ter it yer come ter taw arter this: hunderd an' fou's yer notch.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, October, 1877, Vol. XX. No. 118" by Various
I fancy you have a scotch proverb to the effect that 'fou folk come to no harm.
"A Jacobite Exile" by G. A. Henty
He suddenly got complete "fou-rires" when he saw me.
"The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915" by Various
Dey's nebber ate fou' hund'ed dollars up in a year.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878" by Various
The brandy's yonder in Sir Felix's woods, and the men are lying around it fou-drunk as the Israelites among the pots.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Think I wuz fou' w'en de wah started.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I daurna gang before my liege, For I was fou yestreen.
"The Bon Gaultier Ballads" by William Edmonstoune Aytoun Theodore Martin
But greater even than Pekin was the city of Kin-sai (Hang-tcheou-fou), the City of Heaven, in the south of China.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
He described him as 'le Corneille de Londres, grand fou d'ailleurs mais il a des morceaux admirables.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
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In poetry:

There's Sandy, he's sae fou o' lear,
To talk wi' him is vain;
For gin we a' should say 'twas fair,
He'd prove that it did rain.
"I’m Tibby Fowler O’ The Glen" by Susanna Blamire
But alas! whan habit's rooted,
Few hae pith the root to pu';
Will's resolves were aye nonsuited,
Promis'd aye, but aye gat fou;
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
An' syne he laughed, an' syne he sang,
An' syne we thocht him fou,
An' syne he trumped his partner's trick,
An' garred his partner rue.
"The Fall of Jock Gillespie" by Rudyard Kipling
The bairns i' their beds, worn oot wi' nae wark,
Are sleepin, nor ever an eelid winkin;
The auld fowk lie still wi' their een starin stark,
An' the mirk pang-fou o' the things they are thinkin.
"What The Auld Fowk Are Thinkin" by George MacDonald
Ilk sober brither sure has seen
The moon and seven stars at e'en
Glittering in spangled heaven;
What mean then sax? -- the meaning's clear.
Through a' your meetings in the year
Ye're fou sax times in seven.
"To The Members Of The Sober Society; Sent To The Same With An Engraving" by Hector MacNeill
Ol' man T'utle was n't honin' fu' no dancin' tricks,
So he stayed by ol' Mis' Tu'tle, talkin' politics;
Den de ban' hit 'mence a-playin' critters all to place,
Fou' ercross an' fou' stan' sideways, smilin' face to face.
"De Critters' Dance" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Disney's Le Fou's Brew vs Universal's Butterbeer.
Spartans' RT Fou Fonoti could be back for Legends Division race.
Fou -Dré's 'striking design'.
Spartans' Fou Fonoti out with foot injury.
Michigan State will be without starting right tackle Fou Fonoti as it faces Notre Dame's formidable defensive line tonight at Spartan Stadium.
Tackle Fou Fonoti finds home as leader on Michigan State's offensive line.
Original theatrical trailer for Jean-Luc Godard 's Pierrot le Fou.
Original theatrical trailer for Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le Fou.
Made in 1965, but not appearing on US screens till 1969, Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le Fou is a film that's as maddening as you want to make it.
Le Fou's Brew makes debut in the Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World.
Comparing Disney's Le Fou's Brew to Universal's Butterbeer.
View full size Josh Slagter MLive.com From left, Michigan State's Chris McDonald, Fou Fonoti and Derek Hoebing work against their teammates during last Wednesday's practice.
Yves Saint Laurent documentary, 'L'Amour Fou,' out this weekend.
Purr -fect solutionAlice Campbell Havre Daily News acampbell@havredailynews.comIn an effort to keep the streets of Havre and Hill County from being inundated with kittens, Kitty Keepers will hold a fou.
Medialon show control takes center stage at Berlin's theatre in the Spielbank at Potsdammer Platz where the new erotic revue , Belle et Fou: The Game of Lust, has opened with an international ensemble of dancers and artists.
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In science:

This burden will be compared in sections 2 and 5 to the corresponding burden calculated by similar methods for the battle-field use of fou rth-generation nuclear weapons.
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
Lens models of fou r of the six clusters contain two or more cluster–scale mass compone nts, i.e. their mass distributions are unambiguously bi – or tri – modal (see also Fig. 7), and thus the low central mass fractions are dominated by substructure in the cluster cores.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
No significant periodicities are fou nd, with the highest peaks always having at least 50% FAP.
Planets around evolved intermediate-mass stars. I. Two substellar companions in the open clusters NGC 2423 and NGC 4349
Alternatively, the low X-ray luminosity of NGC 7027 might be related to the presence of bipolar collimated outflows fou nd by Cox et al. (2002).
The evolution of planetary nebulae. V. The diffuse X-ray emission
In Figs. 16 and 17 we compare TLMs, CF states and QB states for the two-dimensional random laser model used in ref. , illustrating the agreement of TLMs with CF states even for weak scattering, while a significant deviation from the closest QB state is fou nd.
Modes of Random Lasers
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