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bouffée

An obsolete nonspecific term for a transient attack, crisis or episode.
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This was its first performance in England, and the first serious production of opera bouffe in English (Hibbert 26).
Pundits have been wagging their fingers in the last few days, saying Gadaffi may be mad but he is not stupid, but this is to underestimate the opAra bouffe quality of his regime.
The book begins with a biographical sketch of Hemingway, followed by a very brief first chapter, titled "A Serious Man." Here Mort questions some of the ostensibly accepted concepts about the 1942-43 patrols--and offers a seed of the investigative focus: "Was it all just bravado, a farce, an unintentional opera bouffe, the product of a blustering middle-aged man playing at war while actually just fishing" (17)?
On les voit jeter leurs immenses filets en plein Nil esperant attraper des quantites suffisantes de poissons pour leur bouffe et souvent aussi pour la vente.
It is free to send a soldier one of these Fresspacklis/paquets de bouffe up to five kilos in weight.
La Bonne Bouffe, a cafe-bakery, has opened on the corner of Avenue B and Second Street.
Lecocq, Charles, Girofle-Girofla (1874), opera bouffe
As the '90s progressed, Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Federation offered less physical action and more opera bouffe; at the UFC, the plot points were confined to snapped noses and separated shoulders, and no combatant ever stepped into the ring wearing an outfit a Cher impersonator might covet.
He and his partner Cecile Broquaire are the co-founders of La Grande Bouffe - The Big Nosh - which for the past five years has brought a flavour of the Haute-Savoie region of France to festivals around this country.
But Atwood reduces it all to opera bouffe. The maids are innocent victims of some archaic machismo but they are also chorus girls piping out ditties.