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Examples

  • Vous avez culbute le Stathouder, et la Partie angloise.

    John Adams diary 35, 26 October - 17 November 1782

  • He struck him with this, and for the moment got clear of him; il l'a culbute.

    George Selwyn His Letters and His Life

  • It is said that if the cord he extended along one side of the uterus, and the fetus lie more to the other side, then when the culbute is performed the funis must necessarily form a loop round the neck or chest of the infant.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • All I can do is to hold him dere so he can't go down de _culbute_.

    Old Man Savarin and Other Stories

  • Il lui donnait un petit coup par derriere, et l'instant d'apres vous voyiez la grenouille tourner en l'air comme un beignet au-dessus de la poele, faire une culbute, quelquefois deux, lorsqu'elle etait bien partie, et retomber sur ses pattes comme un chat.

    Sketches New and Old

  • It was on Saturday night that he, drawing his last life-breaths, gave up the ghost there; -- leaving a world, which would never go to his mind, now broken out, seemingly, into deliration and the culbute generale.

    The French Revolution

  • ” laughed Hay; “The Major will have promised all the consulates in the service; the Senators will all come to me and refuse to believe me disconsulate; I shall see all my treaties slaughtered, one by one, by the 34-per-cent. of kickers and strikers; the only mitigation I can foresee is being sick a good part of the time; I am nearing my grand climacteric, and the great culbute is approaching.

    Twilight (1901)

  • _culbute_ an 'get drown' dead, if I'll not be able for scoop him when he's go by my platform.

    Old Man Savarin and Other Stories

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  • Not better, yarb, only more elaborately.

    December 12, 2008

  • rolig said it better than I.

    December 12, 2008

  • Misspelled French for callipygian loveliness (cul-beauté).

    December 12, 2008

  • A cute, dyslexic, bull.

    December 11, 2008

  • Someone who can't talk out of their arse only because their head is too firmly up it.

    December 11, 2008

  • It's obviously a creole Italian/French word used to describe an ass-shaped (cul) hill (bute).

    December 11, 2008

  • A buldozer for plowing litle or smal piles in landfils. (come on, it's a spelling joke!)

    December 11, 2008

  • A nice ass.

    December 11, 2008

  • A large pick-up truck used for dumping woolly mammoth carcasses over the edge of a cliff.

    December 11, 2008

  • WORDIE CHALLENGE: define this word!

    December 11, 2008