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French letter

n. British Slang
A condom.
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A couple of times a week theyre leaving free issue French letters and barrier cream on our beds.
The case is therefore made, in Franchetti's exuberant prose, for the consideration of Gournay's feminist discourse to promote women's as well as men's perspectives, equally, as both a logical and an aesthetic course of action "essential" to the continued growth of French letters through crucial stages (173).
Local bands The French Letters, Hell On High Heels and The Steve Marron Project will perform at the Dickens Inn, Middlesbrough, tonight .
His work should find a broad audience among students of philosophy, the history of religion, theology, and French letters and culture.
Working among Humanists, Evangelicals, and "professionnels du livre" (18), Marot as author was able to provide a decisive impetus for the transformation of French letters by drawing on all of these sources, appealing to a diverse reading public.
Pauline Reage" was identified 10 years ago as Dominique Aury, a woman of distinction in French letters.
yes, but more aptly, a man of French letters, for, ever hopeful, he carried a bag of them with him in his luggage wherever he went.
And inside is one of the largest French letters I've ever seen.
Never thought Roy would have a use for French letters again.
While extensively commenting on the controversial position that Sartre's wartime activity holds today, Watts also describes at length the semi-paranoid way in which both Sartre and Eluard used the sexual and economic metaphors that were circulating in the purge trials, viewing prostitution and homosexuality as signs of collaborationist activity, alongside accumulated riches during the wartime, to rid the French letters of "contaminated elements.
Brasillach, thoroughly corrupt, was no great loss to French letters.
Indeed, if Sartre's politically engaged intellectual constitutes one tradition in French letters, Baudelaire's darker, more solitary poet works the other.