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  • This little lecher was always groping his nurses and governesses, upside down, arsiversy, topsyturvy, harri bourriquet, with a Yacco haick, hyck gio! handling them very rudely in jumbling and tumbling them to keep them going; for he had already begun to exercise the tools, and put his codpiece in practice.

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

  • But in that he chargeth the defendant that he was a botcher, cheese-eater, and trimmer of man's flesh embalmed, which in the arsiversy swagfall tumble was not found true, as by the defendant was very well discussed.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 2

  • Presently the young woman get beneath the old woman; and, gripping her waist cloth with the left and circling her neck with the right hand, hoisted her off the ground with both; whereupon the old woman strove to free herself and, in so doing fell on her back arsiversy, with her legs high in air and her hairy bush between them showed manifest in the moonshine; furthermore she let fly two great farts [FN#166] one of which blew up the dust from the earth's face and the other steamed up to the gate of Heaven.

    Arabian nights. English

  • But in that he chargeth the defendant that he was a botcher, cheese-eater, and trimmer of man’s flesh embalmed, which in the arsiversy swagfall tumble was not found true, as by the defendant was very well discussed.

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

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  • Upside down; with one's arse uppermost (see arse and topsy turvey).

    April 24, 2011