American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or characteristic of a goat, especially in strong odor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or having the 179 characteristics of a goat; like a goat; goatish; especially, having a rank smell like that of a goat.
- n. A fossil amorphous resin, the composition of which has not been determined.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Goatlike; of or pertaining to a goat or the goats.
- adj. Of a strong goatish smell.
- adj. of or pertaining to or suggestive of a goat (especially in strong odor)
- First attested in its present form in 1650–1660: From Middle English hircyne, from Latin hircīnus ("of a goat”, “goat-scented"); equivalent to hircus ("a male goat") + -īnus ("-ine"). Cognates: French hircin. Compare caprine, haedine. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English hircyne, from Latin hircīnus, from hircus, goat. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“These tribades are mostly known by peculiarities of form and features, hairy cheeks and upper lips, gruff voices, hircine odour and the large projecting clitoris with erectile powers known to the Arabs as “bazar” hence Tabzír = circumcision or amputation of such clitoris.”
“This odor may be entirely different from that normally emanating from the woman, of an acid or hircine character, and sufficiently strong to remain in a room for a considerable period.”
“It occurs to me to suggest, as a topic of inquiry in this connection, whether, on that momentous occasion when the goats and the sheep shall be parted, the Constitution and the Honorable Mr. Bagowind, M.C., will be expected to take their places on the left as our hircine vicars.”
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“It occurs to me to suggest, as a topic of inquiry in this connexion, whether, on that momentous occasion when the goats and the sheep shall be parted, the Constitution and the Honourable Mr. Bagowind, M.C., will be expected to take their places on the left as our hircine vicars.”
“That pale Judas face, with scanty, hircine beard, and an expression changing often from spiteful to cunning, could belong only to a Yankee paymaster or commissary, detected in his frauds before he had made up a pile high enough to defy justice; for swindler is not _quite_ safe till he is nearly a "milliner.”
“The landlady saw, calmly put down her work, and coming up, pulled a hircine man or two hither, and pushed a hircine man or two thither, with the impassive countenance of a housewife moving her furniture.”
“If Miss Jewell includes both caprine and hircine, ought we to add, then, masculine and feminine?”
“dullness" which many modern readers inevitably feel, and some modern blockheads think it creditable to allege, in Scott, consists not a little in his absolute purity from every loathsome element or excitement of the lower passions; so that people who live habitually in Satyric or hircine conditions of thought find him as insipid as they would a picture of Angelico's.”
“Herr Urian to give you a hircine metamorphosis, Clarian? ”
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