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/French pwasɔ̃/
Siméon Denis (simeɔ̃ dəni). 1781–1840, French mathematician, noted for his application of mathematical theory to physics, esp electricity and magnetism
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  • Some of the islanders are very fond of ormers; but what is one man's meat is another's "poisson."

    Jethou E. R. Suffling
  • He had forgotten the ruinous condition of the Hotel de poisson.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • poisson put up with it in his stiff way without one knowing whether it really annoyed him or not.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • "It's becoming serious," declared poisson, who seldom spoke.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • poisson rose from his seat and politely bowed to Gervaise, when his wife introduced her as an old friend.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • poisson bowed his head with military stiffness, and moved the goose before him.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • You and the other person—to me at present unknown—stole the money, and concealed it in the Hotel de poisson.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • poisson bit off the end of his pipe twice while gulping and gasping.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • poisson stood next and with an abrupt bow to the ladies, sang a drinking song: "The Wines of France."

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • It was much too convenient, especially with poisson on duty every other night.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola

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