Pasquil

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pasquil See Pasquin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pasquil A lampoon or pasquinade; a squib.
    • pasquil Relating to or of the nature of a lampoon or pasquinade: as, pasquil literature.
    • pasquil Same as pasquinade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Pasquil to lampoon or satirise
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. pasquillo,

Usage

In literature:

Meanwhile the pamphlets, handbills, pasquils, and other popular productions were multiplied.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
Pasquil's Jests, mixed with Mother Bunch's Merriments.
"Notes & Queries, No. 26. Saturday, April 27, 1850" by Various
Pasquil's Jests, 81, 330.
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
But let us hear the other pasquils, Blanche!
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
This is what we may call the philosophic Pasquill.
"The Invisible Lodge" by Jean Paul
She accepted it jocularly as a "pasquil," and Knox on his departure was condemned and burned in effigy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
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In news:

Richie Pasquill of Turk's Seafood and his daughter Ruby and his cooks Chris Chaples and Chris Johnson.
The event will be held in memory of Richard "Turk" Pasquill.
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