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éminence grise

Someone who is powerful in a particular area without having an official title. The phrase, French for "grey eminence," originally applied to one of Cardinal Richelieu's advisors, a monk who wore a grey robe. A: "Why should I worry about what Bob thinks? He doesn't even have a title!" B: "Yes, but he's the éminence grise of the firm, and the partners really value his opinion."
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David Pipe has described Shaama Grise as "a progressive mare" who missed Bangor on Saturday to wait for this race.
I always knew that the private security circuit was just a bridge to transition from the military into the civilian sector and that I wanted to be a business owner," Grise continued, adding that his first contact with Pillar to Post took place on a Skype call while operating from Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Toutefois, le secteur du batiment a conserve sa mine grise, sa tendance etant globalement dans la baisse, a l'image de sa premiere capitalisation, Lafarge Ciments, qui patissait d'une perte de 2,54 pc, alors qu'Aluminum du Maroc a change drastiquement de cap, passant de -10 pc vers 12h30 (GMT + 1) a +8,33 pc a la fermeture des echanges, une volatilite exacerbee par le manque de liquidite sur ce titre.
But Eminence Grise didn't agree with Mr Pickles being labelled a fat cat.
Lead author Kevin Grise, a climate scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in New York City, said that they were surprised this effect happened just by shifting the jet stream and the clouds.
Masse de matiere grise et de circuits imbriques, le cerveau ressemble a une boEte noire mysterieuse pleine de circonvolutions.
Mags surprised The Mason's with Peter Donnelly and Jordan Neild sharing the goals in a close 4-3 victory and Linton Paramount had to fight hard to overcome a very spirited Gateacre Institute side who had Kev Townson (2) and a Paul Wilson strike taking Linton all the way and digging deep with goals from Ste Almond,Tom Farrell, Tom Grise and Patrice to take the game and tie 4-3.
Additional data were collected from the north side of the sound off Grise Fiord, Ellesmere Island, on 13 May 1962 and 12 May 1969.
The ban effects tusks harvested from Grise Fiord, Arctic Bay, Resolute Bay, Clyde River, Qikiqtarjuaq, Pangnirtung, Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Cape Dorset, Coral Harbour, Repulse Bay, Hall Beach, Chesterfield Inlet, Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove, Arviat and Sanikiluaq.
Jeanne D'arc Credit union CeO Mark Cochran stands with community service contest winner William Grise.
Aminence grise columnist Jim Hoagland chastises President Obama for having formed his principles for the Mideast without first fully understanding the region.
With the tiny community of Grise Fiord behind us, we look out over the bay and tell him our story, the story of how we met.
Start Grise has been chief financial officer for shoe manufacturer Munro & Co.
Plus, funding from the Jerome Foundation was bestowed by the center on writers Kristoffer Diaz, Virginia Grise, Kevin Anthony Kautzman, Dominic Orlando, Mat Smart, Juma B.