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rez-de-chaussée

[reyduh-shoh-sey]
noun, plural rez-de-chaus·sées [reyduh-shoh-sey] /reɪdə ʃoʊˈseɪ/. French.
  1. street level; ground floor.
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Historical Examples

  • A simple hard-pounded clay floor served the humble householder for his rez-de-chaussee.

    Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy

    Francis Miltoun

  • The rez-de-chaussee was quickly in a blaze, the smoke poured in dense black volumes from the wounds in the front and roof.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • A villa, with green shutters, was occupied by their sharpshooters, who fired from the half-open windows of the rez-de-chaussee.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola