papier colle-mouches

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IPA(key): /pa.pje kɔl.muʃ/

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papier colle-mouches m (plural papiers colle-mouches)

  1. flypaper
    • 1963, Nicolas Bouvier, L'Usage du Monde, 2005 ed., Payot & Rivages, →ISBN, p. 164
      Le long de la rue, les commerçants prosternés au fond de leur boutique, la casquette tournée visière sur la nuque, priaient bien fort au milieu des pots de mélasse, des navets, des pains de sucre, des sacs de lentilles et des papiers colle-mouches, que le ciel les conserve dans toutes ces possessions.
      — All along the street, the shopkeepers were prostrated inside their shops, caps turned round with the visor toward the nape, praying hard – among their jars of treacle, turnips, loaves of sugar, sacks of lentils, and flypapers – that Heaven would maintain them in all their possessions. — 1992, Robyn Marsack (trans.), The Way of the World, 2011 ed., Eland, →ISBN

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