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A round machine shaped like a drum, used to wind up a rope that pulls heavy objects. Proven├žal “cabestan” < Latin “capere” =seize.

An alarm bell. Old French “tocquassen” < Provencal “tocasenh” < “tocar”=to touch + “senh”=signal bell.

In a joking manner; frivolously. Old French “bourde” < Proven├žal “=lie, cheat, deception + “-ly”=adverb-creating suffix.

A type of wooden flute with three holes. French “galoubet,” origin unknown, perhaps < Provencal “galaubeiar”=to act (play) well.

Louisiana creole dish of rice, chicken, shrimp, and andouille sausage. From Provencal “jambalaia”=mish-mash.