le fossé
un sou

étendre

Etendoir_4 étendre (ay-tahndr) vrb
1. to stretch
2. to lay
3. to spread
4. to extend
5. to dilute; to thin

s'étendre = to stretch oneself out, to lie down

Expressions:

étendre le linge = to hang out the washing
s'étendre sur un sujet = to expand upon a subject
étendre raide = to knock out (cold)
se faire étendre = to be laid out cold, to be knocked out (boxing)
étendre ses ailes = to spread its wings
étendre ses connaissances = to expand one's knowledge
aussi loin que le regard peut s'étendre = as far as the eye can see

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Citations du Jour
Le travail, entre autres avantages, a celui de raccourcir les journées et d'étendre la vie.
Work, among other advantages, has this: it shortens the days and extends life.
--Denis Diderot

Le progrès en art ne consiste pas à étendre ses limites, mais à les mieux connaître. 
Progress in art is not in extending one's limits, but in knowing them better.
--Georges Braque

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