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  • He had a lickorous tongue and a taste for sweet things which even then made me sick.

    Lore of Proserpine


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  • Rats. I thought it was a tasty bit of candy.

    March 26, 2009

  • Not a variant of 'lechery', but of 'lecherous', to be pedantic. Different suffixes. (Apparently a variant in Northern French, where the k > change did not take place.) The Romance word is borrowed from a Germanic one, cognate with 'lick'; not related to Latin lux- "extravagance, debauchery".

    March 26, 2009

  • another spelling of lechery: associated with the Latin 'luxus' meaning 'excessive eating or drinking': also the root of 'luxury'

    March 26, 2009