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  • A ribald face, sullen as a dean’s, Buck Mulligan came forward, then blithe in motley, towards the greeting of their smiles.

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  • On the surface, it was a ribald little tune about a donkey who wanted to be an arcanist.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Fleeing before it was a crowd of blear-eyed, drunken, and diseased wretches, male and female, half naked, ghastly, with painted cheeks, cursing and uttering ribald jests as they drifted along.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire

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