gallic gallic  /ˈɡæ lɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or pertaining to Gaul or the Gauls
  2. (adj) of or pertaining to France or the people of France

News

  1. Eighth French Open title takes Nadal's career into new realm

    Here's one of the great ironies of the French Open: the venue is named not for a tennis player but rather for a Gallic World War I aviator, Roland Garros. The man died in 1918, but the grounds are plastered with images of Roland flying his prop planes, posed in his aviator goggles, themes of flight.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Jon Wertheim: Eighth French Open title takes Nadal's career into new realm

    Here's one of the great ironies of the French Open: the venue is named not for a tennis player but rather for a Gallic World War I aviator, Roland Garros. The man died in 1918, but the grounds are plastered with images of Roland flying his prop planes, posed in his aviator goggles, themes of flight.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "This is what he should do," Bloomberg said of Paterson, noting that he has been "defending" the governor throughout the Senate stalemate. "Giving them the summer off is as we say in Gallic, 'Meshugenah'" "I cannot for life of me...
    on Jul 17, 2009 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: New York Daily News

  2. In a recent interview in Manhattan Mr. Gray said: "Apparently I'm the dramatic version of Jerry Lewis. Someone wrote that I'm the object of Gallic fetish."
    on Sep 8, 2007 By: James Gray Source: New York Times

  3. ...don't make many cures like this old French one anymore, but as the great food writer MFK Fisher noted in her book A Cordial Water, A Garland of Odd and Old Receipts to Assuage the Ills of Man and Beast : "This may be a somewhat Gallic...
    on Aug 31, 2009 By: MFK Fisher Source: Irish Times

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