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papillon

(păp`əlŏn'), breed of toy dogtoy dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate very small breeds of dogs kept as pets. Some are selectively bred diminutive forms of larger breeds and others are naturally small.
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 whose origins are obscure but whose widespread existence in Europe is attested to as early as the 17th cent. It stands from 8 to 11 in. (20.3–27.9 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 5 to 11 lb (2.3–5 kg). Its long, straight, abundant coat is fine and silky and forms a fringe of longer hair on the ears, chest, back of legs, and tail. Believed to have developed from a now extinct dwarf Belgian spaniel, the papillon derives its name, which means "butterfly" in French, from the unique appearance of its obliquely set, wing-shaped ears. The papillon was very fashionable as a lapdog in the courts of Europe. Today it is raised as a companion and house pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Papillon

wily prisoner endeavors repeatedly to escape from Devil’s Island. [Fr. Lit.: Papillon]

Papillon

one of the few to escape from Devil’s Island. [Fr. Hist.: Papillon]
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Shares in Papillon were untraded at 1.30 pence in London on Thursday.
Papillons do not like to be cuddled, in fact, many dogs do not like to be cuddled.
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An even broader international audience was drawn to Charriere's tale when it was adapted into a blockbuster film in 1973 starring Steve McQueen in the title role and Dustin Hoffman as the forger Louis Dega, to whom Papillon provides protection in exchange for funding his efforts to escape.
On a ship bound for the remote South American prison, Papillon meets meek currency forger Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who decides to help Papillon escape.
In Schaffner's original, McQueen and Hoffman brought formidable star power to the epic tale of real-life French safecracker Henri Charrire (nicknamed "Papillon" after the butterfly tattoo on his chest), framed for murder and sentenced to serve time in the French Guiana penal colony in South America.
Ruby Walsh was 20 when he partnered Papillon, who was backed in to 10-1 from 33-1 on the day in 2000.
Cette epreuve du 200 m papillon lui tenait particulierement a cœur.
But attempts to make it home unravel and Papillon spends much of his time - and a considerable chunk of the film - in solitary confinement; six months in total darkness on half rations can't be good.
Papillon (Friday, BBC Two, 11.35pm) THIS is a classic which if you haven't seen it, you really should.
INTRODUCTION: The Papillon-Lefevre syndrome (PLS) was first described by Papillon and Lefevre in 1924.M PLS is an autosomal recessive disorder that is caused by mutations in cathepsin C (CTSC).