éclair

[ ey-klair, ih-klair, ey-klair ]SEE DEFINITION OF éclair
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As all will concede, an eclair is, to say the least, an uncertain quantity.

Quick to find Beauty in a poem or an automobile, an eclair or a man.

"Ginger-snaps, two bananas and an eclair," said the Unwiseman.

Her teeth came together upon her eclair and the filling escaped its bounds, landing in many places that it should not have landed.

Mistraon is so fleet that I did not lose sight of Eclair from the time I began to climb the hill of black stones.

From chicken on toast with a wholesome rice border to potato salad and from potato salad to an eclair and coffee.

And a second ride which Mr. Eclair soon afterwards took turned out equally successful.

WORD ORIGIN

1861, from French éclair, literally "lightning," from Old French esclair "light, daylight, flash of light," from esclairare "to light up, make shine" (12c.), ultimately from Latin exclarare "light up, illumine," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + clarus "clear" (see clear (adj.)).

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