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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Cherche

 

a balneological and pelotheraputic resort in L’vov Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. Situated 80 km from L’vov and 7 km from the railroad station of Rogatin. The summer is moderately warm (mean July temperature 18°C), and the winter moderately mild (mean January temperature –5°C). The annual precipitation reaches 730 mm. Curative agents include sulfide sulfate-hydrocarbonate-calcium-magnesium water and sulfate calcium water (used for baths) and peat mud. Treatment is available for diseases of the organs of motion and support, gynecological diseases, and diseases of the peripheral nervous system. The resort has a sanatorium and a balneological and pelotherapeutic clinic.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Cherchez la femme," Mr Vladimir deigned to interrupt, unbending, but without affability; there was, on the contrary, a touch of grimness in his condescension.
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See 'Cherchez la Femme: The Evolution of the Femme Fatale', pp.
Is this another case of cherchez la femme (in quite another context)?