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Buisson

[bwee-sohn] /bwiˈsõʊ̃/
noun
1.
Ferdinand Édouard [fer-dee-nahn ey-dwar] /fɛr diˈnɑ̃ eɪˈdwær/ (Show IPA), 1841–1932, French statesman and educator: Nobel Peace Prize 1927.
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  • He brought two of Buisson's coats and all his finest linen He brought his pretty gold toilet-set,—a present from his mother.

    Eugenie Grandet Honore de Balzac
  • Dr. Buisson looked at him with a scrutinizing glance as he replied: "Very well, sir; step in the next room."

    The Silver Lining John Roussel
  • One is Dr. Buisson; cured by one bath, while he was trying to commit suicide; nothing said about the dog.

    Experiments on Animals Stephen Paget
  • Henry James had become almost what the French call a Buisson d'pines.

  • But the bishop's action only served to draw attention to Buisson's abilities.

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