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Noyades (2 syl.)

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A means of execution adopted by Carrier at Nantes, in the first French Revolution, and called Carrier’s Vertical Deportation. Some 150 persons being stowed in the hold of a vessel in the Loire, the vessel was scuttled, and the victims drowned. Nero, at the suggestion of Aniceʹtus, drowned his mother in this same manner. (French, noyer, to drown.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Nourmahal
Nous
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November 17
Novum Organum
Now-a-days
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