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French term or phrase:Des rois du carreau, des suceurs de
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Entered by: Albert Golub
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11:28 Mar 2, 2001
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French term or phrase: Des rois du carreau, des suceurs de "but"
It's about a team of "boules" players. The first question is what is a "carreau" in the context of this game.

Second, I think suceurs de "but" (the quotes are in the original text )is a play on "bu", as in wine (since they're also talking about winemaking).

Is "suceur de bu" a common expression?

Thanks for any help!
Rgaspari
United States
Local time: 05:31
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Explanation:
a "carreau" is when your bowl hits directly one of your opponents' bowl, chasing it away from the jack (small ball like a golf ball)
the "but" is this jack.
"sucer le but is not common it's a bowl players' term, it means that you try to get the closer you can to the jack, as if you were attracted by this white ball!!
hope it helps
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Albert Golub
Local time: 14:31
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Explanation:
a "carreau" is when your bowl hits directly one of your opponents' bowl, chasing it away from the jack (small ball like a golf ball)
the "but" is this jack.
"sucer le but is not common it's a bowl players' term, it means that you try to get the closer you can to the jack, as if you were attracted by this white ball!!
hope it helps

Albert Golub
Local time: 14:31
Native speaker of: French
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