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guillotine
an instrument of torture that beheads its victims; referred to as "Madame la Guillotine" & and often described using humanistic or female characteristics;
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Place del la Greve
Plaza in Paris where the guillotine was located
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aristos, aristocrats
government comprised of the royalists or hereditary nobles of the privileged or upper class; under citizen rule during the French Revolutionary war, the aristos, or the aristocratic government was being overthrown, they were considered traitors and beheaded for attempting to flee France
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Committee of Public Safety
was presided over by Citoyen Foucquier-Tinville; conducted the trials of the fugitive royalists who tried to sneak through the barricades and escape out of France
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Citoyen
citizen soldiers of the Republic of France
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ci-devant
former; prior to the present
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Sergeant Bibot
main character of the first chapter; had a keen (or cruel) sense of humor, in charge of the barricade at the West Gate; he had great determination and skill in seeking out and exposing the ci-devant royalists in disguise attempting to sneak through the barricades and escape from France into England
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Sergeant Grospierre
former or prior Sergeant in charge of the barricades at the North gate; he was beheaded for allowing a whole family of aristos to slip out through the gate, right under his nose.
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Citoyen Foucquier-Tinville
presided over the Committee of Public Safety which held trials in the Plaza against the aristos and sent them to the guillotine
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ci-devant Duc de Chalis
former noble family (aristos) that escaped with the Scarlet Pimpernel under Grospierre's watch causing him to be beheaded
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the "Scarlet Pimpernel"
the nickname given to the leader of a band of mysterious and elusive Englishmen who organized escapes for the aristos; during these escapes they would anonymously leave notes to the citoyens, which were always signed or marked with a little red, star shaped design which resembled the an English flower called a Scarlet Pimpernel
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casks
large barrels containing a liquid, usually alcohol.
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tumbril
cart that carried the condemned aristos (or prisoners) during the French Revolution to the place where they were to be executed
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1. tricot-teuses
2. plague
3. small-pox
1. hats knitted out of fabric
2. incurable epidemic disease causing a high number of deaths
3. highly contagious disease that is easily spreadable or passed from one person to another
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ci-devant Comtesse de Tournay
former wife of noble that the Scarlet Pimpernel helped escape with her two children on Bibot's watch while disguised as a old woman hag who drives a produce cart to/from market
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TANKARD
A ONE HANDLED SILVER OR PEWTER MUG WITH A LID
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BUXOM
PLUMP OR BIG BOSOMED
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STOLID; STOLIDLY
HAVING OR EXPRESSING LITTLE OR NO SENSIBILITY; UNEMOTIONAL
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WITTICISM
AMUSING OR INGENIOUSLY CLEVER
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PATE
THE CROWN OF THE HEAD
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INSULARITY
THAT RESULTS FROM ISOLATION OR IS CHARACTERISTIC OF ISOLATED PEOPLE
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GUFFAW
LOUD OR BOISTEROUS BURST OF LAUGHTER
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1. CAPACIOUS
2. DEFALCATIONS
1. ABLE TO CONTAIN A GREAT DEAL
2. A FAILURE TO MEET A PROMISE OR EXPECTATION
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1. DEJECTEDLY
2. EQUANIMITY
1. CAST DOWN IN SPIRITS; DEPRESSED
2. EVENNESS OF MIND ESPECIALL UNDER STRESS; RIGHT DISPOSITION
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RIVULET
A SMALL STREAM; I.E. AS IN A BROOK...OR COULD BE USED IN SENTENCE AS " A SMALL STREAM OF RAIN OR TEARS"
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SENTENTIOUSLY
GIVEN TO OR ABOUNDING IN EXCESSIVE MORALIZING
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DOLEFULLY
FULL OF OR CAUSING GRIEF OR AFFLICTION
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JACKANAPES
AN IMPUDENT OR CONCEITED FELLOW; or A SAUCY OR MISCHIEVOUS CHILD
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PEREMPTORY
PUTTING AN END TO; or EXPRESSIVE OF URGENCY OR COMMAND
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QUERULOUS
HABITUAL COMPLAINING OR WHINING