"[grand?] foquet", 1793, not in OED

John Doe hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 26 01:42:44 UTC 2013

On Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 7:40 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

> "The grand foquet raises the human countenance, or any other object
> from the size of miniature to that of life and reflects it with all
> its tints and shades on canvass; so that an exact likeness may be
> preserved, tho' so varied in size."

I tried "fouquet" - Le Grand Fouquet is the name of a hotel - and I didn't
find that, either.

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