AFFREUX (Fr.), frightful.
AFIN DE (Fr.), in order to.
AFIN QUE (Fr.), to the end that.
a FOND (Fr.), to the bottom: thoroughly.
a FORFAIT (Fr.), by contract, by the job.
A FORTIORI (L.), with stronger reason.
AGAcANT, fem. AGAcANTE (Fr.), provoking, alluring;--AGAcERIE, allurement.
AGALLOCHUM (L.). See under _Aloe_ in Dict.
AGAMEMNON (Gr.), the leader of the Greeks in the Trojan war, king of Mycenae: a generic name for a king.
AGANIPPE (Gr.), a fountain on Mount Helicon sacred to the Muses, supplying poetic inspiration: poetic genius generally.
AGAR-AGAR (Malay), an edible seaweed, used in the East for jelly and glue and for dressing silks.
AGATHODaeMON (Gr.), a good genius or minor divinity.
a GAUCHE (Fr.), to the left.
a GENOUX (Fr.), on the knees.
AGE QUID AGAS (L.), do what you are doing--i.e. with all your powers.
AGERASIA (Gr.), a hearty and healthy old age.
AGGER (L.), a mound, rampart.
A GIORNO (It.), like daylight.
AGNUS CASTUS (L.), the chaste-tree or Abraham's balm, a species of _vitex_.
AGONOTHETES (Gr.), one who managed public games in ancient Greece.
a GRANDS FRAIS (Fr.), at great expense.
AGReMENTS (Fr.), graceful courtesies, charms, blandishments.
a HAUTE VOIX (Fr.), aloud.
AHRIMAN, the principle of evil and darkness in the Old Persian mythology--the opposite of _Ormuzd_ (q.v. in Dict.).
a HUIS CLOS (Fr.), with closed doors.
AIDE (Fr.), an assistant, a helper, a mate.
AIDE DE CAMP (Fr.), an aide-de-camp (q.v. in Dict.).
AIDE-MeMOIRE (Fr.), an aid to the memory, a reminder, a memorandum-book.
AIDE TOI, LE CIEL T'AIDERA (Fr.), help yourself and Heaven will help you.
AID[=O]S (Gr.), shame, modesty.
AIGRE-DOUX, fem. -DOUCE (Fr.), sourish, rather bitter;--aigreur, sourness;--aigri, soured, embittered.
AILES DE PIGEON (Fr.), pigeon's wings--powdered side-curls (of hair).
AiNe, fem. AiNeE (Fr.), elder, senior--opposed to _puine_ or _cadet_=younger.
AIR NOBLE (Fr.), an air of distinction.
a JAMAIS (Fr.), for ever.
AJAX (L.,--Gr.), the Greek hero next to Achilles in the Trojan war: a privy, by a pun on a _jakes_.
a L'ABANDON (Fr.), at random, left uncared for.
a LA BELLE eTOILE (Fr.), in the open air.
a LA BONNE HEURE (Fr.), in good or favourable time--well and good, very good, that is right.
a LA BRAISE (Fr.), braised, half-baked and half-stewed.
a L'ABRI (Fr.), under shelter.
a LA CAMPAGNE (Fr.), in the country.
a LA CARTE (Fr.), according to the bill of fare.
a LA DeROBeE (Fr.), by stealth.
a LA FRANcAISE (Fr.), after the French mode;--a LA PARISIENNE (Fr.), in the Parisian style.
a LA GRECQUE (Fr.), in the Greek style.
a LA HAUTEUR (Fr.), on a level with, abreast of.
ALALAGMOS (Gr.), war-cry, cry of alala.
a LA LANTERNE (Fr.), to the lamp(-chain)--of the murders by the mob in the French Revolution, when the victims were seized and hanged on the chains from which hung the street lamps.
a LA MAIN (Fr.), in hand, ready: by hand.