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/aʊˈɡuːst; ˈaʊˌɡʊst/
(often capital) a type of circus clown who usually wears battered ordinary clothes and is habitually maladroit or unlucky
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C20: French, from German
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  • auguste rose with an oath, and then stood facing his cousin like a man struck dumb, his hands dropped.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • Then heavy steps were heard, and auguste reappeared with a gendarme.

    Fantmas Pierre Souvestre
  • It seems that there have been some important happenings here, continued auguste.

  • I did not confide my intentions to anyone, not even to auguste.

    Valerie Frederick Marryat
  • That night auguste lay on his corn-husk mattress wondering whether he should try to run away when they took him out.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • auguste bowed, and, as I returned the salute, looked earnestly at me and started.

    Valerie Frederick Marryat
  • With that, La Thomassinire abruptly left the salon, without saluting auguste, whom he left there alone.

  • I beg you will tell him that auguste has come, and that I request he will let me know when we may wait on him?

    Valerie Frederick Marryat
  • At that moment auguste could distinguish nothing clearly; his eyes were filled with tears, which rolled unnoticed down his cheeks.

  • Me, moreover, and auguste she was to carry down forthwith in the carriage.

    Valerie Frederick Marryat

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