Friday, June 24, 2005
My son, Max, who was recently in a school play...
Hear today's word: Download aiguille.wav (Special thanks to Jean-Marc!)
une aiguille de glace = an icicle
une aiguille de pin = a pine needle
de fil en aiguille = "from thread to needle," one thing leading to another
une petite/grande aiguille = hour/minute hand (of clock)
discuter sur des pointes d'aiguilles = to split hairs
passer par le trou d'une aiguille = to accomplish something difficult
faire passer quelqu'un par le trou d'une aiguille = to intimidate someone
chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin = to look for a needle in a haystack
L'on ne peut cacher aiguille en sac.
You can't hide a needle in a sack.
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