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Falstaffian   Listen
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Falstaffian  adj.  Of or pertaining to Falstaff, a character in Shakespeare's plays.






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"Falstaffian" Quotes from Famous Books



... watched this performance with a carriage of the head which, for superciliousness, I never have seen equaled in man, woman, or beast. His war-cry was a tinny bleat: the cry of a soul bursting with sardonic merriment. It was like the Falstaffian laughter of the duck, ...
— Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters • Henry Wallace Phillips

... Chapel or some other place remote from all connection with this splendid world of London, tragic with suffering and song, high endeavour and defeat. It is people of this kidney who find Harry Champion vulgar. His is the robust, Falstaffian humour of old England, which, I am glad to think, still exists in London and still pleases Londoners, in spite of efforts to Gallicize our entertainments and substitute obscenity and the salacious leer for honest fun and the frank roar of laughter. If you want to hear the joy of living interpreted ...
— Nights in London • Thomas Burke



Words linked to "Falstaffian" :   Falstaff



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