An example of précis is to write a 50-word summation of a novella.
The military and historical works comprise precis of the wars of Julius Caesar, Turenne and Frederick the Great.
A specimen of another butterfly (Precis sesamus) which mimics the Acraea was then offered in the same manner.
During the Reign of Terror he was imprisoned at St Lazare; there he began his Precis de l'histoire universelle, afterwards published in nine volumes.
Thoulet, Instruments et operations d'oceanographie pratique (Paris, 1908); Precis d'analyse des fonds sous-marins actuels et anciens (Paris, 1907); T.
C. Hazlitt, The Livery Companies of the City of London (1892), contains a precis of the Royal Commission; P. H.