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pasquil

[pas-kwil] /ˈpæs kwɪl/
noun
1.
a pasquinade.
Origin of pasquil
1525-1535
1525-35; < New Latin pasquillus < Italian pasquillo, diminutive of Pasquino; see pasquinade
Related forms
pasquilic, pasquillic, adjective

Nash

[nash] /næʃ/
noun
1.
John, 1752–1835, English architect and city planner.
2.
Ogden, 1902–71, U.S. writer of humorous verse.
3.
Also, Nashe. Thomas ("Pasquil") 1567–1601, English dramatist, novelist, and satirical pamphleteer.
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  • She accepted it jocularly as a “pasquil,” and Knox on his departure was condemned and burned in effigy.

  • In pasquil's Jests, the tale is told of a "young woman of Barnet."

  • One of pasquil's Jests is "how mad Coomes, when his wife was drowned, sought her against the stream."

  • It is not to be marvelled at if the Regent did style the letter a “pasquil.”

  • The zeal of the Scottish reformers was at its height, and this zeal found vent in many a pasquil discharged at Popery.

  • A pasquil on the Commander in Chief, or a tirade against the Government, was sure to be eagerly read and warmly approved of.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for pasquil

Nash

/næʃ/
noun
1.
John. 1752–1835, English town planner and architect. He designed Regent's Park, Regent Street, and the Marble Arch in London
2.
Ogden. 1902–71, US humorous poet
3.
Paul. 1889–1946, English painter, noted esp as a war artist in both World Wars and for his landscapes
4.
Richard, known as Beau Nash. 1674–1762, English dandy
5.
See (Thomas) Nashe
6.
Sir Walter. 1882–1968, New Zealand Labour statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1957–60)
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Slang definitions & phrases for pasquil

nash

Related Terms

nosh

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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