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  • Rubková
    ... We call it ra na z milosti - sometimes in both cases - the secong one might be more ironical. Sarka ... From: melvyn.geo [mailto:zehrovak@dr.com] Sent:
    Message 1 of 15 , Mar 21, 2002
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      > coup de grace

      We call it ra'na z milosti - sometimes in both cases - the secong one might
      be more ironical.

      Sarka

      -----Original Message-----
      From: melvyn.geo [mailto:zehrovak@...]
      Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 1:54 PM
      To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Czechlist] Re: tresnicka


      --- In Czechlist@y..., "PSS Praha - Coilin O' Connor"
      <coilin.oconnor@s...> wrote:

      >
      > I think "coup de grace" might also fit in this context...
      >

      Yes, I think it is sometimes used that way in light-hearted or jocular
      discourse. :) As for 'piece de resistance', I'd say that is seldom
      uttered with a straight face either.

      (k d gräs)
      n. pl. coups de grace (k)

      1.A deathblow delivered to end the misery of a mortally wounded
      victim.

      2.A finishing stroke or decisive event.

      M.

      The tragedy of modern Man is that he is too late for the gods and too
      early for Being, honey - Mae West

      Dang it! Remind me to fix this quotations gizmo thing.



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