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Monday, February 20, 2012

morceau

\mawr-SOH\ , noun;
1.
Piece; morsel.
2.
An excerpt or passage of poetry or music.
Quotes:
That is easily done; madame is hungry; oblige her with a morceau of that paté and a glass of champagne.
-- Louisa May Alcott, The Portable Louisa May Alcott
Not unless you are able to provide me with a little morceau of help.
-- Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies
Origin:
Morceau comes directly from the same French word which is related to the Latin word morsum meaning something bitten off.
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