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1613, Feb1680, Sep 25
a poet and satirist. He is remembered now chiefly for a long satirical poem entitled Hudibras. Most of his other writings never saw print until they were collected and published by Robert Thyer in 1759. Butler wrote many short biographies, epigrams and verses the earliest surviving from 1644.
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Afterclap: An unexpected blow after one has ceased to be on guard, a further disaster when it seems life can bring no ...
Anothergates: Of a different sort (a different "gate," or way) . Also anothergaines, anotherguess, anotherguise...
Dewtry: A potion prepared from the thorn-apple, employed to produce stupefaction. Also deutery, doutry, dutra, deut...
Manicon: An herb, a variety of nightshade (cp.dwale), supposed to induce madness. The name is from Greek mania, madn...
Stum: Unfermented or partly fermented grape-juice, must. Also stoom. From Dutch stom, dumb. The Germans call wine...
Widgeon: A wild duck; hence, a fool, a simpleton. Also wigeon. So used in the 17th and 18th centuries, as by Samuel ...
 Dictionary Citations (6) • View in Dictionary
Afterclap: An unexpected blow after one has ceased to be on guard, a further disaster when it seems life can bring no ...
Anothergates: Of a different sort (a different "gate," or way) . Also anothergaines, anotherguess, anotherguise...
Dewtry: A potion prepared from the thorn-apple, employed to produce stupefaction. Also deutery, doutry, dutra, deut...
Manicon: An herb, a variety of nightshade (cp.dwale), supposed to induce madness. The name is from Greek mania, madn...
Stum: Unfermented or partly fermented grape-juice, must. Also stoom. From Dutch stom, dumb. The Germans call wine...
Widgeon: A wild duck; hence, a fool, a simpleton. Also wigeon. So used in the 17th and 18th centuries, as by Samuel ...
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