Pot-au-Noir

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See also: pot au noir and pot-au-noir

French[edit]

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Pot-au-Noir m

  1. (geography) Doldrums
    • 1955, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques, 1993 ed., Plon, ISBN 978-2-259-00359-1, chap. VIII, p. 79
      On approchait du Pot-au-Noir, redouté des anciens navigateurs. Les vents propres aux deux hémisphères s'arrêtent de part et d'autre de cette zone où les voiles pendait pendant des semaines, sans un souffle pour les animer.
      — We were approaching Le Pot-au-Noir (the Doldrums) which was greatly feared by the old navigators. The winds peculiar to both hemispheres stop on either side of this area, and the sails would hang for weeks on end without a single breath of wind to stir them into life — 1973, John & Doreen Weightman (trans.), Tristes Tropiques, 2011 ed., Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0-14-197073-8, chap. VIII

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