franc-tireur franc-tireur

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sharpshooter (in the French army)

Usage(s):

  • A stowaway foretopman on the ship of state; a franc-tireur for the West and Christendom; a Burke, a Roland, a Quixote, with a whiff of Falstaff and a swing of the snickersnee.
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