Farcing

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Farcing (Cookery) Stuffing; forcemeat. "They spoil a good dish with . . . unsavory farcements ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n farcing Stuffing composed of mixed ingredients; force-meat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Farcing stuffing
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Quotations

  • Francois Rabelais
    Francois Rabelais
    “I am going to seek a great purpose, draw the curtain, the farce is played.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “I gleaned jests at home from obsolete farces.”
  • Arthur Rimbaud
    Arthur%20Rimbaud
    “Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.”
  • John Mortimer
    John Mortimer
    “Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. farsir—L. farcīre, to cram.

Usage

In literature:

The Assembly, their organ, acts before them the farce of deliberation with as little decency as liberty.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Indeed, I am very fortunate in this respect, for it is not every man who could have such an excellent farce enacted at his own fireside.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
They were carrying the farce too far, he thought.
"The Exiles and Other Stories" by Richard Harding Davis
What is the use of playing this farce?
"A Conspiracy of the Carbonari" by Louise Mühlbach
The beginning was conceived almost in a spirit of farce.
"Life of Charles Dickens" by Frank Marzials
It seemed a farce then, that little Dutch clock.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
The greatest farce that occurs in the court-room is the part of preparation that is involved in getting a case on for trial.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
Spain and Italy shadows, Denmark and Sweden farces, Turkey a sinful anachronism.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
A new farce, entitled "My Friend the Captain," is to be produced tonight, at the Haymarket Theatre.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
This farce lasted during the evening.
"Great Singers, First Series" by George T. Ferris
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In poetry:

And underneath a rooftop
In Paris, maybe Mars
Or Venus sees a notice
About a recent farce.
"Night" by Boris Pasternak
He slept away until
The farce that closed the bill
Had warned him not to stay,
And then he went away.
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
An empty sound we won from Royal George!
Yea, till the last great fight of all is won,
A sentimental show was Valley Forge,
A mawkish, tawdry farce was Lexington!
"The Red Winds Come!" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
"To passengers you practis'd foul grimace;
Shew'd many a face, but not your own true face.
Who can such vile impiety rehearse?
You turn the solemn penance into farce."
"The Way Of Doing Penance" by William Hutton
Or must Fate act the same grey farce again,
And wait, till one, amid Time's wrecks and scars,
Speaks to a ruin here, 'What poet-race
Shot such cyclopean arches at the stars?'
"King's Cross Station" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
And so the farce ended of Belles versus Blues,
Which caused no great harm and did much to amuse;
But the Burrangong bobbies will place in their cells,
No more maids of the mountains, the bonny bush belles.
"The Maids of the Mountains" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known as FARC, have declared a two-month cease-fire as they prepare to continue peace talks with the Colombian government.
Roundabout Theatre Company opened the door on Marc Camoletti's sex farce Don't Dress for Dinner , a sequel to Boeing-Boeing, March 30 at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre.
Timely Mamet farce skewers election season with dull blade.
In "The Oranges," dysfunction is the main dish in the holiday-centered farce.
Colombia Explores Talks With FARC.
LDTC's 'Fox on the Fairway' a must-see farce.
FARC declares ceasefire as peace talks start with Colombia.
Colombia's forces kill 20 FARC fighters in the largest military operation since peace talks began in October.
Sigifredo Lopez was captured and released by Colombia's FARC guerrillas.
Colombia Kills 20 FARC Fighters in Bomb Raid.
Panama's police kill FARC guerrilla, capture 7 on Colombia border.
Panama's national border police on Friday killed one FARC guerrilla and captured seven others while patrolling the remote jungle border province of Darien, a police spokeswoman said.
Actor Eddie Mekka plays Pseudolus as he introduces the story of TheatreZone's production of the farce musical "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum".
"Hotbed Hotel" is a comic farce with a cast of five women and four men in a wide range of ages.
Greenberg farce affected strikeout race.
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In science:

It is my opinion that The Quantum Theory of Fields is a serious scholarly attempt to lift “life a little above the level of farce.” It would be a tragedy, if the expediency of finishing Ph.D.s and making calculations made The Quantum Theory of Fields a bookshelf decoration.
Book Review: The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol. I and II by S. Weinberg
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