Furciferous Fur*cif"er*ous, a. [L. furcifer yoke bearer, scoundrel; furca fork, yoke, fork-shaped instrument of punishment + ferre to bear.] Rascally; scandalous. [R.] ``Furciferous knaves.'' --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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