from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to Geoffrey Chaucer or his writings.
- n. A poet influenced by Chaucer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the English poet Chaucer or his writings: as, Chaucerian English.
- n. A student of Chaucer.
"Chaucerian" stanzas are really not so much Chaucer's as Masefield's.
The readings in old English were done in a very unconvincing "Chaucerian" pronunciation, which would have been incomprehensible to most people.
Let us close with a Chaucerian saying just as appropriate for highlighting the deluded nature of Inhofe's witticism.
Those who juggle a subscription to both Heat magazine and Chaucerian Times may wish to peek at The Private Lives Of Medieval Kings Mon, 9pm, BBC4.
From the literary point of view the book becomes a little formless at the end, but until then it retains its Chaucerian compression.
Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs, declared Paul McCartney, back in the days before his own love life turned into a Chaucerian cautionary tale about the follies of age and the wiles of youth and beauty.
If you wish to justify an archaic usage, than we should all sfeake and sfell Chaucerian English, to be fair.
(Thanks to Chaucerian to alerting me to this article.)
His story would be engaging enough on its own, but despite its Chaucerian title, there are many more stories here than just this widower's tale.
Lilly: Your indignity parallels the canon of Chaucerian excrement, in which the body of all mankind -- filthy, selfish, primitive -- obeys the ritual of process and transmutation.
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