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  • Oh, and in the middle of it all is a bit of a play, with a shambolic figure with a satyr-like penis coughing up blood, a dying sexpot girl and Williams himself typing it all up.

    Caledonia; The Gospel at Colonus; Vieux Carré

  • In the case of men, it's a Viagra-induced, satyr-like lecherousness (as in Peter O'Toole's last, pathetic movie); in the case of women, a post-menopausal horniness.

    Adam Hanft: What Happened to "Seventy is the New Fifty?" -- Americans Less Likely to Support a Presidential Candidate in Their 70s than a Non-College Educated Drug User

  • Makeup artist Dick Smith once told me that Hyde's satyr-like likeness was based on a figure that he and his wife found while vacationing in Egypt, and that Palance's own facial features were so flat that he had to build up the forehead and cheekbones artificially.

    Jack Palance and How to Say His Name

  • Abetted by the felicitous conducting of Daniel Beckwith, some judicious editing (the opera now clocks in at under three hours) and the choreography of Sean Curran, who has created whimsically erotic tableaux of satyr-like trees, Ms. Zambello has pulled off a most beguiling entertainment.

    Fine Sounds in Hated Premises-If It Ain't Broke, Why Fix It?

  • My staff of love, sempiternally in a good case, will, satyr-like, be never toiled out — a thing which all men wish for, and send up their prayers to that purpose, but such a thing as nevertheless is granted but to

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

  • As a small child he had seen hundreds of the little satyr-like bipeds-faunas gregariaus veneris Smythii-but he did not at first associate the common commercial name with the friendly, silly creatures he and his playmates, along with all other Venus colonials, had always called "move-overs" because of their chronic habit of crowding up against one, shouldering, nuzzling, sitting on one's feet, and in other ways displaying their insatiable appetite for physical affection.

    Between Planets

  • Satyrs and Ægipans: in classic mythology the satyrs and minor deities of wood and field, with the body of a man and the feet, hair, and horns of a goat; Ægipans is practically equivalent to, and is also an epithet of Pan, the satyr-like rural god.

    Selections from Poe

  • The afflicted girl thrilled with loathing before the satyr-like aspect of this man, foul of flesh and soul.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge

  • "It is a satyr-like sort of writing," suggested Norman.

    Mae Madden

  • Littimer looked at Chris with a puzzled expression for a moment, and then his features relaxed into a satyr-like grin.

    The Crimson Blind

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