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One of the five -- in leap years, six -- complementary days added at the end of the month Fructidor of the Republican Calendar; in plural, the festivities held during these days. ... Adopted from French sansculotte, from sans without, and culotte, knee-breeches. ... In the French Revolution, a republican of the poorer classes in Paris; hence generally, an extreme republican or revolutionary.--Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1914
First Day of Fructidor
The twelfth, and last, thirty-day month of the French Revolutionary calendar, which ran through September 16. Fructidore literally meant "fruit month," from the Latin fructus (fruit). The five remaining secular holidays, or "surplus days," of this short-lived calendar were devoted to Genius, Labor, Actions, Rewards, and Opinions, respectively. Albert Barrére's A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon, and Cant (1897) included the entry fructidoriser: "to suppress one's political adversaries by violent means, such as transportation wholesale; an allusion to the [French Revolution] 18th Fructidor, or 4th September, 1797."