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Happy Window (c) Kristin Espinasse

A creative "lid" mask and a cheerful fenêtre in Richerenches, town of truffles, where the local church holds une messe aux truffesDuring this unique mass, donations are given in... truffles. See another window in Richerenches here.
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le couvercle (koo-verkl)

    : lid

Reverse Dictionary
I found no "lid" expressions in French, so here are a few in English! Enjoy the French equivalents.

  • to keep the lid on something (scandal) = étouffer quelque chose
  • put a lid on it! (quit complaining) = arrête de te plaindre!  
  • an eyelid = une paupière 
  • a lid is also slang for une casquette, or cap

 

Audio File: Listen to Jean-Marc read the following sentence: Download MP3 or Wav file

Sur le volet de la fenêtre, on aperçoit un couvercle. On the window's shutter, we see a lid. 

 

 Meredith maxine nina emma jackie

Left to right: Jackie, Kristin, Maxine, Meredith, Nina, and Emma. You will love Meredith's blog about France. Meredith also wrote about her visit to see us in her post "May Day Wine Tasting". Maxine, wearing the pretty scarf, visited with her husband, Steve (who took this photo and who edits Maxine's stories). Enjoy Maxine's words at Success to the Max and don't miss her post on meeting up with Jean-Marc.

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Cheerful Dog & Les Fleurs de Lin (Flax). Smokey loves to play "Smokey on a big blue cloud".  A dog's imagination knows no limits!

P.S. Smokey would like to know: Qu'elle est votre fleur ou plante préférée? What's your favorite flower or plant? Click here to let Smokey know your answer.

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