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grivet

[griv-it] /ˈgrɪv ɪt/
noun
1.
a small Abyssinian monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops, with a grayish back, gray tail, black face, and dark extremities.
Origin of grivet
1855-1860
1855-60; origin uncertain
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  • So he had to lend an ear to the idle talk of grivet and old Michaud.

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  • This reasoning did not appear to convince grivet, and Camille came to his assistance.

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  • He related anecdotes, enlivened the party by his merry laughter, and even won the friendship of grivet.

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  • Had Michaud and grivet not arrived, she would have gone and fetched them.

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  • grivet stopped short, with his arm in the air, at the moment when he was about to play the double-six.

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  • Michaud and grivet prided themselves on their correct attitude.

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  • grivet, so as to have his say, had called the place the Temple of Peace.

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  • It was prolonged until half-past eleven, and as grivet withdrew, he declared that he had never passed such a pleasant time.

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  • grivet then made himself remarkable by the clumsiness of his offers.

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  • grivet was delighted at the welcome Madame Raquin gave him, and he returned every week with perfect regularity.

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British Dictionary definitions for grivet

grivet

/ˈɡrɪvɪt/
noun
1.
an E African variety of a common guenon monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops, having long white tufts of hair on either side of the face Compare green monkey, vervet
Word Origin
C19: from French, of unknown origin
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