Mid-90s gallic nuclear testing is blamed for mutating a native iguana species of Tahiti.
Besides a trove of data showing that the rich really are getting much richer, the book is full of peppery gallic asides.
“I was starting a new collection and feeling a little depressed,” the 45-year-old says with her strong gallic lilt.
In this era of multibillion-dollar bailouts of private banking institutions, $22 billion should scarcely raise a gallic eyebrow.
Page 561: reference to illustration of roughly reconstructed gallic reaper: this illustration is not present in the original work.
The tribes living in Gaul were not at that time called French, but gallic.
This passage is Wolfram's invention; the brilliant gallic poet whose romance he followed could not have contrived it.
They reflect a gallic irony compact of pity and understanding.
The Romans, long acquainted with gallic tumults, have learned the emptiness of their parade.
His English was careful and correct, yet as gallic as his face itself.
1670s, from Latin Gallicus "pertaining to Gaul or the Gauls," from Latin Gallia "Gaul" and Gallus "a Gaul" from a native Celtic name (see Gaelic), though some connect the word with prehistoric West Germanic *walkhoz "foreigners" (see Welsh). Originally used in English rhetorically or mockingly for "French." The cock as a symbol of France is based on the pun of Gallus "a Gaul" and Latin gallus "cock."
It means not simply 'French,' but 'characteristically', 'delightfully', 'distressingly', or 'amusingly' 'French' ... not 'of France', but 'of the typical Frenchman'. [Fowler]