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Google Translation:
C'était un « melon » qui naturellement, subissait toutes les phases du cabossage et de l'aplatissement.

c'était
     ce
          1. det. this, that
          2. pron. it, this, that
     était
          1. v. third-person singular imperfect indicative of être
     être
          1. v. to be
                Vous devez être plus clairs. - You must be clearer.
          2. v. (auxiliary) Used to form the perfect and pluperfect tense of certain verbs (including all reflexive verbs)
                Après être allé au yoga, je suis rentré chez moi. - After having gone to yoga, I came back home.
          3. v. (auxiliary) to be (Used to form the passive voice)
                Il peut être battu ce soir. - He could be beaten this evening.
          4. n. being, creature
un
     1. art. an, a
     2. num. one
     3. n-m. one
     4. pron. one
un peu derrière
un formidable appui
« melon »
qui
     1. pron. (interrogative) who, whom
     2. pron. (relative) who, whom (after a preposition), which, that
           La personne qui parle connait bien son sujet. - The person who speaks knows his/her subject well.
           Cette voiture bleue qui passe me plait beaucoup. - This blue car which is passing I like a lot.
           J’aime les chiens qui sont calmes. - I like dogs that are quiet.
           Un homme à qui j’ai parlé. - A man to whom I spoke/have spoken.
           Si lugubre que fût l’appartement, c’était un paradis pour qui revenait du lycée. - If the apartment were gloomy, it was a paradise for whoever came from the school.
           Rira bien qui rira le dernier. - Who laughs last laughs well.
la nuit qui tombait
qui l'eût su, d'ailleurs
naturellement
     1. adv. naturally
on s'entretint de la guerre, naturellement
subissait
     1. v. third-person singular imperfect indicative of subir
     subir
          1. v. to suffer
          2. v. to undergo, be subjected to
          3. v. to have (an operation, medical test etc.); to take (an exam)
          4. v. to put up with (someone or something)
toutes
     1. adj. feminine plural of tout
           Mes sœurs sont toutes mariées
             My sisters are all married
comme toutes les femmes
et par toutes les rues voisines
     tout
          1. adj. all
          2. pron. everything
          3. adv. all
les
     1. art. plural of le: the
     2. art. plural of la: the
     3. pron. plural of le: them
     4. pron. plural of la: them
il raconta les
par les sentiments
phases
     1. n. plural of phase
     phase
          1. n. phase
du
     1. contraction. contraction of de + le (of the)
     2. contraction. contraction of de + le ; (forms the partitive article)
fendre du bois
les dames du fond
     de
          1. prep. of (expresses belonging)
                Paris est la capitale de la France. - Paris is the capital of France.
          2. prep. of (used to express property or association)
                Œuvres de Fermat - Fermat’s Works
                Elle est la femme de mon ami. - She is my friend’s wife.
                le voisin de Gabriel - Gabriel's neighbor
          3. prep. from (used to indicate origin)
                Elle vient de France. - She comes from France.
                Êtes-vous de Suisse ? - Are you from Switzerland?
                Ce fromage vient d’Espagne. - This cheese is from Spain.
                C’est de l’ouest de la France. - It’s from the west of France.
                Le train va de Paris à Bordeaux. - The train goes from Paris to Bordeaux.
          4. prep. of (indicates an amount)
                5 kilos de pommes. - 5 kilograms of apples.
                Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
                Une portion de frites - A portion of fries
          5. prep. used attributively, often translated into English as a compound word
                Un jus de pomme - Apple juice
                Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
                Une boîte de nuit - A nightclub
                Un chien de garde - A guarddog
                Une voiture de sport - A sportscar
                Un stade de football - A football stadium
          6. prep. from (used to indicate the start of a time or range)
                De 9:00 à 11:00 je ne serai pas libre. - From 9 to 11 I won’t be free.
                Je travaille de huit heures à midi. - I work from 8 o'clock to noon.
                un groupe de cinq à huit personnes - a group of from five to eight people
          7. prep. used after certain verbs before an infinitive, often translated into English as a gerund or an infinitive
                J’ai arrêté de fumer. - I stopped smoking.
                Il continue de m’embêter. - He keeps annoying me.
                Elle m’a dit de venir. - She told me to come.
                Nous vous exhortons de venir. - We urge you to come.
          8. prep. by (indicates the amount of change)
                Boire trois tasses par jour réduirait de 20 % les risques de contracter une maladie. - Drinking three cups a day would reduce the risks of catching an illness by 20%.
          9. art. (indefinite) some; any (in questions or negatives)
                Je voudrais de la viande. - I would like some meat.
                Est-ce qu'il y a de la bonne musique ? - Is there any good music?
                Nous cherchons du lait. - We're looking for some milk.
          10. art. (negative) a, an, any
                Elle n'a pas de mère. - She does not have a mother.
                Il n'a pas de crayon. - He does not have a pencil.
                Je n'ai pas de temps. - I do not have any time.
     le
          1. art. The (definite article).
                Le lait du matin. - The milk of the morning.
                Je suis le valeureux Don Quichotte de la Manche, le défaiseur de torts et le réparateur d’iniquités. - I am the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha, the undoer of wrongs and the repairer of iniqui
          2. art. Used before abstract nouns; not translated in English.
          3. art. (before parts of the body) The; my, your, etc.
                Il s’est cassé la jambe. - He has broken his leg.
          4. art. (before units) A, an.
                Cinquante kilomètres à l’heure. - fifty kilometres an hour
          5. pron. (direct object) Him, it.
          6. pron. (used to refer to something previously mentioned or implied; not translated in English).
                Je suis petit et lui, il l’est aussi. - I am small and he is too (he is it too, i.e., he is small too).
cabossage
et
     1. conj. and
et bientôt
et, des deux côtés
de
     1. prep. of (expresses belonging)
           Paris est la capitale de la France. - Paris is the capital of France.
     2. prep. of (used to express property or association)
           Œuvres de Fermat - Fermat’s Works
           Elle est la femme de mon ami. - She is my friend’s wife.
           le voisin de Gabriel - Gabriel's neighbor
     3. prep. from (used to indicate origin)
           Elle vient de France. - She comes from France.
           Êtes-vous de Suisse ? - Are you from Switzerland?
           Ce fromage vient d’Espagne. - This cheese is from Spain.
           C’est de l’ouest de la France. - It’s from the west of France.
           Le train va de Paris à Bordeaux. - The train goes from Paris to Bordeaux.
     4. prep. of (indicates an amount)
           5 kilos de pommes. - 5 kilograms of apples.
           Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
           Une portion de frites - A portion of fries
     5. prep. used attributively, often translated into English as a compound word
           Un jus de pomme - Apple juice
           Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
           Une boîte de nuit - A nightclub
           Un chien de garde - A guarddog
           Une voiture de sport - A sportscar
           Un stade de football - A football stadium
     6. prep. from (used to indicate the start of a time or range)
           De 9:00 à 11:00 je ne serai pas libre. - From 9 to 11 I won’t be free.
           Je travaille de huit heures à midi. - I work from 8 o'clock to noon.
           un groupe de cinq à huit personnes - a group of from five to eight people
     7. prep. used after certain verbs before an infinitive, often translated into English as a gerund or an infinitive
           J’ai arrêté de fumer. - I stopped smoking.
           Il continue de m’embêter. - He keeps annoying me.
           Elle m’a dit de venir. - She told me to come.
           Nous vous exhortons de venir. - We urge you to come.
     8. prep. by (indicates the amount of change)
           Boire trois tasses par jour réduirait de 20 % les risques de contracter une maladie. - Drinking three cups a day would reduce the risks of catching an illness by 20%.
     9. art. (indefinite) some; any (in questions or negatives)
           Je voudrais de la viande. - I would like some meat.
           Est-ce qu'il y a de la bonne musique ? - Is there any good music?
           Nous cherchons du lait. - We're looking for some milk.
     10. art. (negative) a, an, any
           Elle n'a pas de mère. - She does not have a mother.
           Il n'a pas de crayon. - He does not have a pencil.
           Je n'ai pas de temps. - I do not have any time.
et de l'autre
et tombant de fatigue
le
     1. art. The (definite article).
           Le lait du matin. - The milk of the morning.
           Je suis le valeureux Don Quichotte de la Manche, le défaiseur de torts et le réparateur d’iniquités. - I am the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha, the undoer of wrongs and the repairer of iniqui
     2. art. Used before abstract nouns; not translated in English.
     3. art. (before parts of the body) The; my, your, etc.
           Il s’est cassé la jambe. - He has broken his leg.
     4. art. (before units) A, an.
           Cinquante kilomètres à l’heure. - fifty kilometres an hour
     5. pron. (direct object) Him, it.
     6. pron. (used to refer to something previously mentioned or implied; not translated in English).
           Je suis petit et lui, il l’est aussi. - I am small and he is too (he is it too, i.e., he is small too).
vint le chercher
le gros homme riait
aplatissement
     1. n. flattening
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