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What Does Onion Eyed Mean in Shakespeare?

FAQs Jackson Bowman August 30, 2022

two-eyed. with tears in her eyes. pale hearted. discouraged; cowardly; cowardly.

What does Clay brained mean in Shakespeare?

1. Stupid. Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published in 1913 by G.

What does greasy mean from Shakespeare?

sleazy: contemptible epithet Wiv.

What does Jack a nape mean Shakespeare?

1a : an impertinent or conceited fellow. b : a cheeky or mischievous child.

What does canker blossom in Shakespeare mean?

When Hermia calls Helena a crab blossom, she is therefore comparing her to one of these vicious creatures that destroy flowers, and metaphorically implying that Helena is a creature that, as her theft from Lysanders proves, is love, destroys or spoils beauty and goodness.

What does maggot pie mean?

1. A magpie. Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published in 1913 by G.

What does fly bitten mean in Shakespeare?

Definition of fly sting

: of or as drawn from fly stings.

What does egg shell mean in Shakespeare?

eggshell (n.) something worthless. Keyword location(s)

What does pigeon egg mean in Shakespeare?

pigeon-egg: a small species LLL. v. i. 78 “You pigeon egg of discretion.” A Shakespearean glossary.

What is hemp seeds Shakespeare?

Hemp seeds (note) Malapropism for ‘murder’

What does gull catcher mean?

, noun. A scam; a man who tricks or traps stupid people.

What is pinch spotted mean?

Definition of Pinch-spotted

obsolete. : spotted with bruises from pinching.

What does cheeky mean in British slang?

Cheeky: Being naughty means being cheeky or being a little smart. Given British humor I would say most people are a bit cheeky here.

What does Clack dish mean in Shakespeare?

clack-dish: Lidded wooden dish carried by beggars and “clattered” to attract attention Meas.

What does Elf skinned mean in Shakespeare?

An elven skin is “a man of shriveled and shriveled form“, says the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

What is flap Dragon Shakespeare?

236. “A folding kite is a small combustible body that is fired at one end and held afloat in a glass of liquor. It is an act of topper skill to discard the glass in such a way as to prevent the kite from wreaking havoc” (JOHNSON).

What is the English meaning of Hugger Mugger?

Hugger robber. Adjective. Definition of hugger-mugger (Entry 2 of 2) 1 : Secret. 2 : of a confused or messy nature : jumbled.

What does it mean if someone calls you a magpie?

Magpie in American English

4. a perpetually talkative person; loud talkers; gossip. 5. a person who collects or hoards things, esp. indiscriminately.

What does horn beast mean?

horn-beast: gehörntes Tier, Hirsch AYL.

C. T. Onions.

What is common kissing in Shakespeare?

common-hackney’d: common-kissing: commonty, aufregung.

References:

  1. https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Clay-brained
  2. https://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0068%3Aentry%3Dgreasy
  3. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jackanapes
  4. https://www.dictionary.com/e/insults-shakespearean/
  5. https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Maggot-pie
  6. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly-bitten
  7. https://www.shakespeareswords.com/Public/Glossary.aspx?letter=e
  8. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0068%3Aentry%3Dpigeon-egg
  9. https://www.shakespeareswords.com/Public/Glossary.aspx?id=18671
  10. https://www.definify.com/word/Gullcatcher
  11. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinch-spotted
  12. https://www.ceastudyabroad.com/blog/mojo/2014/03/07/the-15-best-british-slang-terms-their-definitions
  13. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0068%3Aalphabetic+letter%3DC%3Aentry+group%3D7%3Aentry%3Dclack-dish
  14. https://theweek.com/articles/465095/short-history-shakespearean-insults
  15. https://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0067%3Aentry%3Dflap-dragon
  16. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hugger-mugger
  17. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/magpie
  18. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.03.0068:entry=horn-beast
  19. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.03.0068:entry=common-kissing

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