Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Villa Sans Façon

This sign used to hang at our house in Pass Christian, MS. After Hurricane Camille we made repairs and sold it.

Afterwards, the sign was placed in the basement "playroom" of my father's boyhood home.

villa n. villas (rare: villae) < 'vil& > : 1. Pretentious and luxurious country residence with extensive grounds. 2. Country house in ancient Rome consisting of residential quarters and farm buildings around a courtyard. 3. Detached or semi-detached suburban house. [British] [ETYM: Latin villa, Late Lat. also village, dim. of Latin vicus a village: cf. Italian & French villa. Related to Vicinity, Vill, Village, Villain.]

sans prép. < sã > : 1. without prep. 2. sans prep. (Literary)

façon n.f. < fasõ > : 1. fashion n. (manner; in this ~...) 2. manner n. 3. method n. 4. way n. (manner; act in a certain ~)

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