\pɹˈɒspə pˈɔ͡ɪtɪvˌɪn], \pɹˈɒspə pˈɔɪtɪvˌɪn], \p_ɹ_ˈɒ_s_p_ə p_ˈɔɪ_t_ɪ_v_ˌɪ_n]\
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A French lexicographer and writer; born about 1804; died at Paris, Oct. 27, 1884. He wrote: "Ali Pasha and Vasiliki", a poem (1833); and some comedies, among them "A Night at Potiphar's" (1841), "The Husband in Spite of Himself" (1842). His works on lexicography and linguistics are numerous; among them "Universal Dictionary of the French Language" (2 vols., 1854-60), and "General and Historical Grammar of the French Language" (2 vols., 1856).
By Charles Dudley Warner
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Fuerbringer's hand-disinfection's sign
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