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  • n. Plural form of pasquinade.


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  • Commissioned at public expense during a famine, it inspired hostile notes, the famous, anonymous pasquinades that were hung near the piazza's south end.

    Perfection, Squared

  • Some pasquinades have been preserved which were made the day after the assassination of

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He pretended at first to be very devout, and was appointed Pere de l'Oratoire; but, getting tired of this life, he took up the trade of catering for the vices of the Court, and afterwards became the secretary and factotum of Madame du Maine, for whom he used to assist in all the libels and pasquinades which were written against my son.

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency

  • The war of political pamphlets, of virulent pasquinades, has ceased, and the ghosts of Junius and Cato, of Gracchus and Cincinnatus, no longer "squeak and gibber" in our modern streets, or torment the air with a hubbub of hoarse noises.

    Periodical Indigestion

  • Knox, instead of attempting to present a case, exhibited a broadside of “The Funeral Dirge of George Washington and James Wilson, King and Judge,” one of the late pasquinades from the pen of Freneau.


  • From pasquinades, caricatures, and bits of comedy or satire can be drawn an idea of the popular humor of any era, which the works of great authors fail to convey.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

  • University, until the publication of some anonymous pasquinades, reflecting severely upon the leading inhabitants, of which he was falsely supposed to be the author.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • Just such another of its kind is Wodrow's, made up of the pamphlets, broadsides, pasquinades, and other fugitive pieces of his own day, and of the generation immediately preceding.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • Under cover of night, placards, often in the form of pasquinades, were posted where they would be likely to meet the eyes of a large number of curious readers.

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • Less lead, but a great deal more brass -- more polished, but less useful -- a pinchbeck imitation of the lords and ladies who were waltzing, flirting, acting proverbs, and writing pasquinades, at the very moment when the first great throes of the "portentous doom" were beginning to shake France to her foundations, and the cloud was gathering that was to fall down in the blood and horror of the Revolution.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 357, June, 1845


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