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sarrazin

[sar-uh-zin] /ˈsær ə zɪn/
noun
1.
buckwheat (defs 1–3).
Origin of sarrazin
1680-1690
1680-90; < French (blé) sarrasin Saracen (wheat)
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  • Again, it has been claimed by sarrazin that the language of Beowulf shows traces of the Scandinavian origin of the poem.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • Do you know that he is a descendant of the French poet sarrazin?

  • sarrazin, 1885, note on l. 10 of the two versions in Northern dialect.

  • It seemed to be easier to dispute the law than to dispute Mr. sarrazin's conclusions.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • Kitty retired in disgrace, and Mrs. Presty sharpened her tongue on Mr. sarrazin next.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. sarrazin reluctantly reminded her that the father had a right.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • They left the house together—one to go to Sydney's lodgings, the other on his way to Mr. sarrazin's office.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. sarrazin found it necessary to reassume his professional character.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • The only alternative left to Mr. sarrazin was to plead ignorance.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
  • Mr. sarrazin with humane gentleness of handling put it back into the water.

    The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins

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