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ribald
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David Copperfield
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  • ’My love,’ said Mr. Micawber, much affected, ’you will forgive, and our old and tried friend Copperfield will, I am sure, forgive, the momentary laceration of a wounded spirit, made sensitive by a recent collision with the Minion of Power — in other words, with a ribald Turncock attached to the water-works — and will pity, not condemn, its excesses.’

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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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