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Gros

[groh] /ˈgroʊ/
noun
1.
Antoine Jean
[ahn-twan zhahn] /ɑ̃ˈtwan ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA),
Baron, 1771–1835, French painter.
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  • Gros Jean, throw that sack on your shoulder and move forward.

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
  • It's nothing then but the Gros moyens; all his delicacy perishes.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • The Grosvenor (Gros veneur), great hunter, was a royal servant.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley
  • Of this conflagration, Toussaint had been a witness from the heights of Gros Morne.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • “You must be kind to Gros, herr,” said the old Swiss reproachfully.

    The Crystal Hunters George Manville Fenn
  • Gros has been looked upon as a companion by Andregg for these many years.

    The Crystal Hunters George Manville Fenn
  • We were to be married after he returned from an Iceland voyage, with a Gros bnfice.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • However, I achieved my purpose, which was to overhear Gros Jean's request.

  • I had never been in the place before, but Gros Jean seemed to know it well.

  • You will probably see the Turks and Gros Jean, but pay no attention to them.

British Dictionary definitions for Gros

Gros

/French ɡro/
noun
1.
Baron Antoine Jean (ɑ̃twan ʒɑ̃). 1771–1835, French painter, noted for his battle scenes
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