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1) Eager. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...of eagre. Sharp, keen, acid; the French aigre. (Latin, crude form, acr- "acer," sharp.)"It doth possetAnd curd, like eager droppings into milk."Shakespeare: Hamlet,...

2) 312. Serenade. Lucas, St. John, comp. Paul Verlaine. 1920. The Oxford Book of French Verse
...Du fond de sa fosse, Maītresse, entends monter vers ton retrait Ma voix aigre et fausse. Ouvre ton āme et ton oreille au son 5 De la mandoline: Pour toi j ai fait,...

3) vinegar. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...ill temper. 3. Liveliness and enthusiasm; vim. Middle English vinegre, from Old French vinaigre : vin, wine (from Latin vnum) + aigre, sour (from Vulgar Latin *acrus,...

4) agrimony. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...similar or related plants, such as the hemp agrimony. Middle English, from Old French aigremoine, from Latin agrimonia (influenced by Old French aigre, sour), alteration...

5) vinegar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...known from antiquity as a natural byproduct of wine; the name is derived from the French vin aigre [sour wine]. The manufacture as a separate industry began in France...

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