placket-racket love

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  • As for the second part of this our doctrine, — thou seemest in some measure to mistrust the readiness of my paternity in the practising of my placket-racket within the Aphrodisian tennis-court at all times fitting, as if the stiff god of gardens were not favourable to me.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • As for the second part of this our doctrine, -- thou seemest in some measure to mistrust the readiness of my paternity in the practising of my placket-racket within the

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 3

  • This done, after that he had made demonstration of the want of his codpiece, he from under his shirt took his placket-racket in a full grip, making it therewithal clack very melodiously betwixt his thighs; then, no sooner had he with his body stooped a little forwards, and bowed his left knee, but that immediately thereupon holding both his arms on his breast, in a loose faint-like posture, the one over the other, he paused awhile.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

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  • A dictionary of sexual language and imagery in Shakespearean and Stuart literature by
    Gordon Williams suggests that Urquhart's translation means penis.

    March 13, 2012