Definitions

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  • v. To cause to project or swell out; to enlarge affectedly; to strut.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To swell; to puff out; to project.
  • transitive v. To cause to project or swell out; to enlarge affectedly; to strut.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete or provincial variant of strut.

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Examples

  • When that was done, he ate according to the season meat agreeable to his appetite, and then left off eating when his belly began to strout, and was like to crack for fulness.

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

  • _Streech_, an outstretching (as of a rake in raking); a-strout stretched out stiffly like frozen linen.

    Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect

  • At the same hour of nine of the clock, if it be full sea, your labour and service shall cease; and if low water, each of you shall set your stakes to the brim, each stake one yard from the other, and so yether them on each side with your yethers; and so stake on each side with your strout stowers, that they may stand three tides, without removing by the force thereof.

    Marmion

  • In like manner, from str of the verb strive, and out, comes strout, and strut.

    A Grammar of the English Tongue

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    Amy Hungerford: Slow Sell, or, Why Professors Matter

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    Amy Hungerford: Slow Sell, or, Why Professors Matter

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  • "They might be charming fellows, of course. Great, noisy children, now laughing full-heartedly, now piteously seeking comfort and dimly knowing in their wise Slave hearts—were they Slavs?—that no one on earth could comfort them. Children of the steppes who would never grow up. But they grew beards, damn them. Great strouting bristle-patches of beards."
    Poet's Pub by Eric Linklater, p 55 of the Orkney Edition hardcover

    November 23, 2011

  • either that, or in close proximity to a nockhole (not that the two--shudder--are mutually exclusive in Gargantua's adventures).

    April 30, 2009

  • I was greatly taken with this one when I read Rabelais - it seemed always to crop up in close proximity to a codpiece. (Though I suppose that could be said of any word in R).

    April 30, 2009

  • swell

    April 30, 2009