drawcansir

  • 1Drawcansir — Draw can*sir, n. [From the name of a bullying braggart character in the play by George Villiers called The Rehearsal. ] A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot valiant braggart; a bully. [1913 Webster] The leader was of an ugly look and gigantic… …

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  • 2Drawcansir — /drö kanˈsər/ (literary) noun A blustering bully ORIGIN: Drawcansir (parodying Dryden s Almanzor), who ‘kills em all on both sides in Buckingham s play The Rehearsal (performed 1671) …

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  • 3Drawcansir — is a blustering, bullying boaster in Buckingham s play the The Rehearsal; he kills every one of the combatants, sparing neither friend nor foe. This article incorporates text from the public domain 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopædia. This… …

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  • 4drawcansir — noun A blustering, bullying fellow; a bully …

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  • 5DRAWCANSIR —    a blustering, bullying boaster in Buckingham s play the Rehearsal ; he kills every one of the combatants, sparing neither friend nor foe …

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  • 6drawcansir — n. Blusterer, bully, swaggerer, braggart, braggadocio, Bombastes Furioso …

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  • 7drawcansir — A person who kills both friend and foe, or who destroys his own cause while fighting his opponents …

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  • 8The Covent-Garden Journal — The 18 January 1752 issue of The Covent Garden Journal The Covent Garden Journal (modernised as The Covent Garden Journal) was an English literary periodical published twice a week for most of 1752. It was edited and almost entirely financed by… …

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  • 9Paper War of 1752-1753 — In 1752, Henry Fielding started a paper war between the various authors on London s Grub Street. Although it began as a dispute between Fielding and John Hill, other authors, such as Christopher Smart, Bonnell Thornton, William Kenrick, Arthur… …

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  • 10La Répétition (Buckingham) — Acte IV scène 1 : apparition de Pallas La Répétition, titre original The Rehearsal, est une comédie de la Restauration anglaise, en cinq actes et en prose, du duc de Buckingham. Elle a été jouée pour la première fois à Londres au Théâtre… …

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  • 11Blusterer — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Blusterer >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 blusterer blusterer swaggerer vaporer roisterer brawler Sgm: N 1 fanfaron fanfaron Sgm: N 1 braggart braggart &c.(boaster) 884 Sgm: N 1 bully bul …

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  • 121752 in literature — The year 1752 in literature involved some significant events and new books.Events* England adopts calendar reform and loses three weeks * John Hill and Henry Fielding begin the Paper War of 1752 1753. * Tobias Smollett quarrels with Henry… …

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  • 13blusterer — n. Swaggerer, bully, boaster, braggart, vaunter, roisterer, huff, braggadocio, drawcansir, fire eater, fanfaron, noisy fellow, bouncer (colloq.) …

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  • 14vaunter — n. Boaster, braggart, braggadocio, drawcansir, roisterer, huff, vaporer, noisy fellow …

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