from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rest for a musket.
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Also, this library admits (is allowed to admit on certain conditions) some books forbidden generally by the censureship, which is of the strictest; and though Balzac appears very imperfectly, I am delighted to find him at all, and shall dun the bookseller for the 'Instruction criminelle,' which I hope discharges your Lucien as a 'forcat' ” neither man nor woman ” and true poet, least of all ....
Charles, "would he say," the thin-blooded wand of forty years ago in a brocaded waistcoat and a pair of dancing-shoes seeking his way through a labyrinth of demoniac trees, shivering half with cold and half with terror like a _forcat_ from the _bagne_ of
It was not wonderful that he had failed to recognise in the young _forcat_ with the shaven head and rough, stubbly beard the son whom he had abandoned more than a month before.
It is not thy refinement makes thee despise him; it is thy own vulgarity; and if we dare not search ourselves close enough to discover the low breeding, the bad blood in us, it will one day come out plain as the smitten brand of the _forcat_.