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Like Fosse did with Cabaret, Marshall excised two major characters: the Narrator and the Mysterious Man.
Fosse uses poetic dialogue, with rhythmic repetitions and silences, to dramatize life and loneliness.Nobel Literature Prize Favorites for Dummies, According to the Bookies|Jimmy So|October 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One such thing is Katie Holmes slinking around in all-black and doing her best Fosse while crooning “Hit Me With a Hot Note.”‘American Horror Story’ Sings “The Name Game” and 12 Other Bizarre TV Musical Numbers (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|January 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I want to be the next Mr. Fosse, and put musicals together and create my own movement.
At no time during the day's battle did so many Normans die as perished in that fosse.
Fosse, drawbridge, Gothic chapel were but insignificant features.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
"You seem very anxious to know all about the prison, mon ami," remarked the elder de la Fosse.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
There his sword fell, shivered in his hand, and his horse rolled over at the very verge of the fosse.The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)|John Holland Rose
A favourite game seems to be to surround the parental sentry-boxes with a fosse.A Wanderer in Holland|E. V. Lucas
British Dictionary definitions for fosse
Word Origin for fosse
Word Origin and History for fosse
early 14c. (late 13c. in place names), "ditch, trench," mid-15c., from Old French fosse "ditch, grave, dungeon" (12c.), from Latin fossa "ditch," in full fossa terra, literally "dug earth," from fem. past participle of fodere "to dig" (see fossil).
The Fosse-way (early 12c.), one of the four great Roman roads of Britain, probably was so called from the ditch on either side of it.