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Dessalines

[ dey-sa-leen ]

noun

  1. Jean Jacques [zhah, n, zhahk], 1758–1806, Haitian revolutionary: emperor of Haiti as Jacques I 1804–06.


Dessalines

/ desalin /

noun

  1. DessalinesJean Jacques?17581806MHaitianPOLITICS: revolutionary leaderPOLITICS: head of state Jean Jacques (ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk). ?1758–1806, emperor of Haiti (1804–06) after driving out the French; assassinated


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It looked well, as Dessalines could obtain neither of his favourite paints to smear it with.

As he descended, he heard laughter and singing; and among the singing voices, the cracked pipe of old Dessalines.

This great event in the life of Jacques Dessalines did not delay his proceedings for more than half-an-hour.

I call myself your friend too,” said Dessalines, “and I declare I can comprehend nothing of it.

It could not be expected of Dessalines that he should deliver the last clauses with perfect fidelity.

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