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There are songs of ribaldry and of sexual metaphor, such as 'I have a gentil cok' and 'We hem aboute no cattes skinnes', the latter of which draws on the pedlar's trade for its ostensible setting.
Jerseys, a little ribaldry and a crowd that knows its game without going aggressively overboard is your best pick since you need a charged up atmosphere as you watch every move with bated breath.
T O anybody of a certain vintage, the phrase "Here come the Belgians" conjures images of inter-European ribaldry, incessant laughter and people dressed in very large suits falling over.
According to him, "To a large extent, the outburst of ribaldry and derision are actually taking the official world seriously, at face value or the value, at least, it gives itself.
Cameron's own personal air of back of the classroom ribaldry - telling Angela Eagle to 'calm down dear', sniggering at Nadine Dorries that she is 'extremely frustrated' - doesn't help.
However, it is her older material, from the salty ribaldry of Sailor Song to the haunting Samson, which electrifies the crowd.
For Barberi-Squarotti, this is a tale about poverty, not ribaldry, and the laughter is inappropriate, revealing a misunderstanding of the deeper issues at stake.
The essays are arranged thematically as follows: liturgical music and ceremony, word and music in the humanist era, ribaldry in high and low places, the state in church and theater, gender and power, enigmatic women, musical innovators and innovations, and mysteries and secrets revealed (e.
It is an atmosphere of garishness, crude ribaldry, blaring music, the cacophonous sounds of the bye-lanes of Chandni Chowk resided by pimps and prostitutes.
cruel ribaldry by Hustler unleashed on Falwell can be best conveyed by
77) The Society's dinner toasts (78)--'Viva la virtu' ('Long live the fine arts'), 'Grecian spirit and Roman taste' and 'Seria ludo' ('Serious matters in a playful vein' - including ribaldry and sacrilege) (79)--epitomise its ethos, which Reynolds mirrors in the Groups painted for the two ends of the Society's room in the Star and Garter Tavern, Pall Mall.
I thought maybe she would intuitively start praising me, or make indirect reference to my boyish charisma, or tell charming stories of ribaldry and derring-do and deviltry starring none other than me me me.