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Google Translation:
D'un coup de rasoir, je lui coupai la tête, et le tronc, d'où un flot de sang s'échappait, gigota quelques secondes sur le parquet.

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.
prit le bras de boule de suif
de ces complaisances voilées
un
     1. art. an, a
     2. num. one
     3. n-m. one
     4. pron. one
mieux qu'un chef
un rapprochement
d'un
     1. contraction. contraction of de + un
coup
     1. n. blow, hit, strike
     2. n. sound of the action
     3. n. physical consequences of the action (marks)
     4. n. fast and instantaneous action
     5. n. elementary action that may be repeated (e.g. in a game)
     6. n. for a firearm, load
     7. n. small quantity: mettre un coup de peinture
     8. n. planned action
     9. n. (slang) lay
tout a coup
tout à coup
un coup
     1. adv. (colloquial) used to soften an order
           Passe un coup le sel !
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.
de honte publique
boule de suif resta debout
rasoir
     1. n. razor
je
     1. pron. I
je suis partie
mais je n'irai pas
lui
     1. pron. him, he; the third-person masculine singular personal pronoun used after a preposition, or as the predicate of a linking verb, or when disjoined from a sentence, or as a stressed subject.
           J'habitais avec lui. - I was living with him.
           C'est lui qui a dit cela. - It's he who said that.
           Lui, il n'en sait rien. - He doesn't know anything about it.
     2. pron. Him, her; the third-person singular personal pronoun used as an indirect object.
           Je lui ai donné le livre. - I gave the book to him/her.
     3. v. past participle of luire
il lui cria
et, avec lui
coupai
     1. v. first-person singular past historic of couper
     couper
          1. v. to cut, cut up, to chop
          2. v. to cut off, to keep out
          3. v. to dilute (with water)
          4. v. (reflexive, se couper, of leather) to crack
la
     1. art. the (definite article).
     2. pron. her, it (direct object).
     3. n-m. (music) la, the note 'A'.
car la nuit
et la révolution;
tête
     1. n. head (part of the body)
           J'ai mal à la tête - I have a headache
     2. n. head (leader)
     3. n. (soccer) header
     4. n. (colloquial) a bright spark, a quick study
           Ce type-là, c'est une tête.
qu'elle leva la tête
avaient baissé la tête
et
     1. conj. and
et, ensuite
et il disparut
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).
dit le comte
le souper fut gai
tronc
     1. n. (anatomy) trunk
     2. n. (botany) trunk, bole (of a tree)
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.
pleine de traits
gens de sac et de corde
     1. adv. where (interrogative)
           Où est la gare? - Where is the railway station?
     2. adv. where (relative pronoun)
           Dans un monde où l'homme propose et la femme dispose, le célibataire a fait un choix conscient, dont il est pleinement responsable - Jean-Claude Bologne, Histoire du célibat et des célibataires
     3. adv. At that time; when.
           Au moment où nous parlons, le téléphone sonne.
     4. adv. (poetic) whither
           Un ciel plus pur et des dieux meilleurs, je t'offre à Rome où je me rends.
             A poorer heaven and better gods I offer you in Rome, whither I go.
sortis on ne sait d'où
où flambait un grand feu
d'où
     1. adv. from where; whence; from which place or source
     2. adv. hence
     3. conj. wherefore
un
     1. art. an, a
     2. num. one
     3. n-m. one
     4. pron. one
dit l'un
un peuple entier;
flot
     1. n. (in the literary) waves
     2. n. stream, flood (large amount)
           J'ai reçu un flot de lettres. — I received a flood of letters.
     3. n. incoming tide (of the sea); floodtide
avec un flot d'injures qui lui montait aux lèvres;
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.
de sa supérieure
l'odeur de l'invasion
sang
     1. n. blood
ils m'ont tourné le sang de colère;
se
     1. pron. The third-person reflexive and reciprocal direct and indirect object pronoun.
     2. pron. (to) himself
     3. pron. (to) herself
     4. pron. (to) oneself
     5. pron. (to) itself
     6. pron. (to) themselves
     7. pron. (to) each other
on se coucha
il ne se leva pas
échappait
     1. v. third-person singular imperfect indicative of échapper
     échapper
          1. v. (intransitive, followed by à or de) To escape (from), to evade
                échapper à la mort, to escape death
                échapper des mains de quelqu'un, to slip out of someone's hands
          2. v. (Quebec, transitive) To drop an object unintentionally
                Tu as échappé ta tuque
                  You dropped your hat
          3. v. (reflexive, s'échapper followed by de) To escape, to break out (e.g., from prison)
          4. v. (reflexive, s'échapper) To go away, to run away
gigota
     1. v. third-person singular past historic of gigoter
     gigoter
          1. v. (ambitransitive) to wriggle (about)
quelques
     1. adj. plural of quelque
au bout de quelques instants il dit enfin
et lui fit avaler quelques gouttes de vin
secondes
     1. n. plural of seconde
     seconder
          1. v. to assist
                Elle surveillait d'un œil profondément attentif le travail sanglant du bistouri, sa main adroite (...) employant tour à tour, pour seconder l'opérateur, les éponges, les fils (...) les crochets
          2. v. to help, ease
                Le principe protestant seconda d'abord l'essor scientifique et le développement industriel, en stimulant les efforts personnels et brisant des règles oppressives. (Comte, Catéchisme positiviste
     seconde
          1. adj. feminine singular of second
          2. n. second (for indicating time)
sur
     1. prep. on, upon
     2. prep. on top of
     3. prep. from on top of
     4. prep. above
     5. prep. out of
           sept sur dix - seven out of ten
     6. prep. in the case of
     7. prep. about, concerning
     8. adj. sour
et portant sur le côté
les pieds sur la cheminée
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).
le regard fixe
le comte s'approcha
parquet
     1. n. parquet (floor)
     2. n. (legal, with definite article) the prosecution
           M. le procureur général est au parquet.
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