mondrain

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mondrain m (plural mondrains)

  1. (geography) Sand hillock
    • 1955, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques, 1993 ed., Plon, ISBN 978-2-259-00359-1, chap. VII, p. 67
      L'air peu à peu tidédissait, les sierras espagnoles défilaient doucement à l'horizon et des mirages en forme de mondrains et de falaises prolongeaient le spectacle pendant des journées entières, au large de la côte d'Afrique trop basse et marécageuse pour être directement visible.
      — The air gradually became warmer, the Spanish sierras went slowly by on the horizon and, off the African coast, which was too low and swampy to be directly visible, the spectacle was prolonged for days on end by mirages representing hillocks and cliff faces. 1973, John & Doreen Weightman (trans.), Tristes Tropiques, 2011 ed., Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0-14-197073-8, chap. VII

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