foudre

[ foo-druh ]

noun,plural fou·dres [foo-druh]. /ˈfu drə/. French.
  1. a large cask for maturing, storing, and transporting wine.

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How to use foudre in a sentence

  • He had done the same thing a hundred times before; but this, he told himself, was the coup de foudre—the thunderbolt.

  • If you meet with any superlatively good, and not else, pray send over a 'foudre' of it, and write to him.

  • The small shot went whistling through La foudre's shrouds with some slight damage to her canvas.

    Captain Blood | Rafael Sabatini
  • La foudre under cover of the darkness had struck away to The northeast with every rag of canvas on her yards.

    Captain Blood | Rafael Sabatini
  • It was le coup de foudre of a French writer on the affections—M. Stendhal.

    In the Wrong Paradise | Andrew Lang