During the wars of the fronde it was pillaged in 1652; and in the campaign of 1814 it suffered severely.
The origins of the fronde are expounded in pages of profound sagacity.
From this the fronde came to be known as the "arquebuse de Sancerre."
The fronde co-operated with the Spanish troops in the civil war.
Both Kitty and the goddess of the fronde knew that they must hold their own in a crowd.
And now what gave birth to the fronde, or what sustained it?
To high-born French women—princesses and duchesses—the revolt of the fronde especially belonged.
He found the forces of the fronde as divided as were its chiefs.
The Parliament accepted the title, and adopted the fronde or sling as the emblem of their party.
Every Frenchman who has been actively engaged in the fronde knows Spanish.
1798, from French fronde (14c.), "sling," from Old French fonde, from Latin funda "casting net," of unknown origin.
Name given to the party which rose against Mazarin and the court during the minority of Louis XIV, supposedly from the use of stone-casting slings to attack property of their opponents. Hence, sometimes used figuratively for "violent political opposition."