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perdu

  
, perdue         
      adj  
1    Obsolete   (of a soldier) placed on hazardous sentry duty  
2    Obsolete   (of a soldier) placed in a hazardous ambush  
3    (of a person or thing) hidden or concealed  
      n  
4    Obsolete   a soldier placed on hazardous sentry duty  
5    Obsolete   a soldier placed in a hazardous ambush  
     (C16: via French: lost, from perdre to lose, from Latin perdere to destroy)  


cire perdue     (French)  
      n   a method of casting bronze, in which a mould is formed around a wax pattern, which is subsequently melted and drained away  
     (literally: lost wax)  
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cire perdue, perdu, père, Peru

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