Friday, July 15, 2011

#555 gasconade

gasconade- boastful talk, bragging or bluster

C18 from French gasconnade, from gasconner to chatter

It was thus and from these beginnings that the casual acquaintance between us ripened into intimacy, and that I gradually came into a knowledge of the reserves behind The Major's buoyant optimism and occasional gasconnade.

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