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  • Oblatrant (oblatration/oblatrate), from the Latin word meaning "to bark, rail or carp at", means "railing, reviling" or "scolding." A religious use from the 17th century: "The Apostle feares none of these currish oblatrations." From a little later in the century comes, "He that feareth oblatration must not travel." -from

    February 3, 2012