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noeud

Noeud_1 A colorful slice of Sète, an historic port on the French Mediterranean

(sign says: "For sale--salted anchovies")

le noeud (neuh to pronounce noeud, say the word "nerd" leaving off the "rd") noun, masculine
  1. knot;  bow; node
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Also:
le noeud papillon = bow tie
le noeud coulant = slipknot
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Expressions:
une tête de noeud = an idiot
avoir un noeud dans la gorge = to have a lump in one's throat
un sac de noeuds (sack of knots) = something very difficult

Citation du Jour:
Le noeud est à la cravate ce que le cerveau est à l'homme.
The knot is to the tie what the brain is to man.
--La Rochefoucauld
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References to the French word noeud in litterature:

The Book of Practical Fishing Knots
The Book of Practical Fishing Knots by Geoffrey Budworth

Le classique des noeuds
Le classique des noeuds by Franck Ripault

Ecrits: The First Complete Translation in English
Ecrits: The First Complete Translation in English by Jacques Lacan and Bruce Fink

The Lives of the Great Composers
The Lives of the Great Composers by Harold C. Schonberg

Hugo's Les Miserables (Cliffs Notes)
Hugo's Les Miserables (Cliffs Notes) by Amy L. Marsland and George Klin

Piano Roles: A New History of the Piano
Piano Roles: A New History of the Piano by James Parakilas

André Breton: Surrealism and Painting
André Breton: Surrealism and Painting by Andre Breton, Mark Polizzotti, Simon Watson Taylor, and André Breton

From the Royal to the Republican Body: Incorporating the Political in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century France
From the Royal to the Republican Body: Incorporating the Political in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century France by Sara E. Melzer and Kathryn Norberg

Dictionary of Medicine: French-English with English-French Glossary
Dictionary of Medicine: French-English with English-French Glossary by Svetolik P. Djordjevic

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