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  • Hence his threefold distribution of sodomy; (1) Peripheric or anatomical, caused by an unusual distribution of the nerves and their hyperæsthesia; (2) Luxurious, when love a tergo is preferred on account of the narrowness of the passage; and (3) the Psychical.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The vis a tergo was their only resort; and secondly, if properly applied, the methods are unexcelled and correct, both upon mechanical and physiological principles.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • Clazomenae = the buttocks, also a sotadic disease, so called from the Ionian city devoted to Aversa Venus; also used of a pathic, — et tergo femina pube vir est.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • God the avenger, as [6731] David terms him, ultor a tergo Deus, his wrath is apprehended of a guilty, soul, as by Saul and Judas, which the poets expressed by Adrastia, or Nemesis:

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • As [5490] he that desired of his enemy now dying, to lay him with his face upward, ne amasius videret eum a tergo vulneratum, lest his sweetheart should say he was a coward.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Jane a tergo quem nulla ciconia pinsit, Antevorta and

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Daemonum cernuntur et audiuntur ibi frequentes illusiones, unde viatoribus cavendum ne ce dissocient, aut a tergo maneant, voces enim fingunt sociorum, ut a recto itinere abducant, &c. 1214.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • But poets and papists may go together for fabulous tales; let them free their own credits: howsoever they feign of their Nemesis, and of their saints, or by the devil's means may be deluded; we find it true, that ultor a tergo Deus,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • But when you find yourself a fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi, all the smarts in the world won't help, savvy?

    Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Wednesday

  • And the vicar having thoroughly warmed himself, as far as this might be done by facing the fire, turned round and began the operation a tergo.

    Framley Parsonage

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