Friday, July 22, 2011

#562 gendarme

gendarme- a member of the police force in France or in countries formerly influenced or controlled by France; a sharp pinnacle of rock on a mountain ridge, especially in the Alps

C16 from French, from gens d'armes people of arms

A gendarme in one of the towns estimated that at least 100 Nigerian women were working there as prostitutes.

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