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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Foudroyant fōō-droi′ant quick like lightning.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. foudroyerfoudre, lightning.


In literature:

She was taken by the FOUDROYANT, LION, and PENELOPE frigate.
"The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson" by Robert Southey
He crept into his own house and sank into a chair foudroye.
"A Terrible Temptation" by Charles Reade
As for Roller, he pulled alongside of the Foudroyant just as the bells of the fleet were striking eight, or midnight.
"The Wing-and-Wing" by J. Fenimore Cooper
The Foudroyant's superior manoeuvring enabled her to commence the engagement by a raking fire.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLII. Vol. LV. April, 1844" by Various
Conservateurs Foudroyes en brochette.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, January 23, 1892" by Various
Harvey, in which ship he was present at the taking of the Foudroyant and Arpe.
"The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay" by Arthur Phillip
Leave the Foudroyant outside, and hoist your flag in the Culloden, to carry on operations with the General.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
I remained in the `Foudroyant' for some time.
"The Story of Nelson" by W.H.G. Kingston
I remained in the `Foudroyant' for some time.
"The Grateful Indian" by W.H.G. Kingston
Sir Edward Berry in the Foudroyant.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
C'est un maitre pianiste foudroyant.
"Masters of French Music" by Arthur Hervey

In poetry:

"So they couldn't save the old Frenchie at the finish,"
Bill said, "an' now she's gone —
Gone, an' left the little old Foudroyant
Keepin' her watch alone.
"The Survivor" by Cicely Fox Smith
She can see the Hard, an' the Point, an' the White Ensign flying,
An' the ships goin' by . . .
Well, good luck and long life to you, little Foudroyant . . ."
"Ay, an' so say I . . ."
"The Survivor" by Cicely Fox Smith