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lecherous
used in Henry IV, Part 2

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inappropriately excessive in sexual interest or activity — usually said of men
  • ...cheese-paring: when a' was naked, he was, for all the world, like a fork'd radish, with a head fantastically carved upon it with a knife: a' was so forlorn, that his dimensions to any thick sight were invincible: a' was the very genius of famine; yet lecherous as a monkey, and the whores called him mandrake: a' came ever in the rearward of the fashion, and sung those tunes to the overscutch'd huswifes that he heard the carmen whistle, and sware they were his fancies or his good-nights.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Gloucestershire. Before Justice Shallow's house (94% in)

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