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The man shall answer to me, be he Gascon or English, who carries it beyond this room.

"We are your subjects, sire," said the Gascon barons, though with no very good grace.

The face of the Gascon darkened, and his eyes flashed with resentment.

I remember such a one in Picardy, with a name as long as a Gascon's pedigree.

"He is of the family of the Iscariot, I should opine," answered the Gascon.

Already I was striding to the door, when the Gascon called me back.

Oh, might it have pleased God that you had remained that poor Gascon gentleman!

She told me she did not want to rejoin the Gascon, who was not really her husband.

With the exception of the voice of the Gascon, there was not a sound.

"Here is an excellent opportunity to produce my sonnet," said the Gascon to himself.

WORD ORIGIN

"native of Gascony," late 14c., from Middle French Gascon, from Vulgar Latin *Wasco, from Latin Vasco, singular of Vascones, the name of the ancient inhabitants of the Pyrénées (see Basque). Proverbially a boastful people, hence gasconade (n.), "bragging talk."

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