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1) Jeu d'Esprit (French). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A witticism. 1...

2) Jeu de Mot. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A pun; a play on some word or phrase. (French.) 1...

3) Jeop'ardy (3 syl.). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Hazard, danger. Tyrwhitt says it is the French jeu parti, and Froissart uses the phrase, "Si nous les voyons a jeu parti" (vol. i. c. 234). Jeu parti is a game where...

4) 44194. Picasso, Pablo. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:44194 QUOTATION:Painting is a jeu d'esprit. ATTRIBUTION:Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish artist. First published in Arts (Paris, June 29, 1935). Quoted in...

5) Bertolde [Bar-told]. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...thrown off your guard, or disconcerted at anything. Bertolde is the hero of a little jeu d esprit in Italian prose, J. Cesare Croce. He is a comedian by profession,...

6) jeopardy. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...risk or danger of conviction when put on trial. Middle English juperti, from Old French jeu parti, even game, uncertainty : jeu, game (from Latin iocus, joke, game;...

7) Gringore, Pierre. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French dramatist and poet. He produced ceremonial pageants and mystery plays and wrote the Jeu du prince des sots (1512), a dramatic tetralogy on contemporary politics,...

8) Amphi'on. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...that the stones danced into walls and houses of their own accord. Tennyson has a rhyming jeu d esprit. 1...

9) 872. Prodigy. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...monster (unconformity) [See Unconformity]; curiosity, infant prodigy, lion, sight, spectacle; jeu -, coup- de théâtre [F.]; gazingstock; sign; St. Elmo s -fire, -...

10) Bodel, Jehan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...He is the author of one of the earliest dramas entirely in French, a mystery play entitled Le Jeu de Saint Nicolas (c.1200)....

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