The city of Orléans has taken straight and narrow architectural pruning to new heights, making Versailles' tree pruners look like pikers. These highly pruned hornbeams make uplifting punctuation marks in the city which was liberated in 1429 from an English siege by soldiers led by Jeanne d'Arc.
un pingre: a piker; someone who does something in a small way
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