Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Pantagruel (see Pantagruelism); partaking of or resembling Pantagruelism.
“There was cheer all around, and offerings of wedges of white bread and pasteurized cheese, which we stuffed into our mouths in a burlesque of a Pantagruelian feast.”
“They looked into Mr. Chirac's seemingly Pantagruelian appetite, as he and his wife expensed food to the tune of €600 a day for years; had the Chiracs really eaten so much?”
“To the heathen philosopher succeeded a pack of Capuchins, monks who forbid us the use of beans, that is, Pantagruelian books.”
“Richelieu's theatre was made into an opera-house, and masked balls of an unparalleled magnificence were frequently given, not forgetting to mention -- without emphasis however -- suppers of a Pantagruelian opulence and lavish orgies at which the chronicles only hint.”
“Pantagruelian motto "Fay ce que vouldray" would be written in letters of gold.”
“He fed, it is true, in Pantagruelian fashion on luscious viands, transcending his imagination of those which lay behind Blinks the confectioner's window in Bludston: there he succumbed to the animal; but the sports, the swing-boats, the merry-go-round, offered no temptation.”
“The father of the new one was a great gormandizer of Pantagruelian dimensions.”
“I imagine myself as Panurge, taking counsel with a Pantagruelian friend.”
“The little eyes of the fleshy rubicond host, loafing comfortably in shirt-sleeves, glistened as he received the Pantagruelian order and brought the great tankard with a modest half pint for me, and a jorum of rum for himself.”
“Pantagruelian party is itself bound; the rather too severely punished ill-manners of the sheep-dealer Dindenault; the strange isles of various nature -- such, especially, as the abode of the bailiffs and process-servers, which gives occasion to the admirably told story of”
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