longueurs

longueur

[lawng-gur, long-; French lawn-gœr]
noun, plural longueurs [lawng-gurz, long-; French lawn-gœr] .
a long and boring passage in a literary work, drama, musical composition, or the like: The longueurs in this book make it almost unreadable.

Origin:
1815–25; < French: literally, length

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longueur (French lɔ̃ɡœr)
 
n
a period of boredom or dullness
 
[literally: length]

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