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Postby KatyBr » Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:05 am

here's another good one sillage not to be confused with silage (ahem)
scent that lingers in the air when a person who is wearing it has passed by - SILLAGE
related to wake?
as in.... Alma Mater left men longing for her as she passed, it was the wake of her perfume that lingered.

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I realize it's French but what a great word to borrow!
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Postby Stargzer » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:19 pm

Mot du jour - French Word of the Day le 18 juillet 2003

le sillage
[see yazh] (Hear it.)

wake (of a boat), slipstream, trail

Ce bateau laisse un grand sillage - This boat leaves a big wake.

J'ai vu le sillage d'un avion hier - I saw a plane's (vapor) trail yesterday.

Suivons le sillage de parfum - Let's follow the scent of perfume.

Related: dans le sillage de qqun - in someone's wake (lit and fig); marcher dans le sillage de qqun - to follow in someone's footsteps
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Postby KatyBr » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:21 pm

thanks, I hadn't seen that one.

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Postby Stargzer » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:23 pm

I went looking to find it and only found it in French, not in the English dictionaries. Interesting word.
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