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|... socks, foul stockings, greasy napkins, that, Master Brooke, there was the |
rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril" (88-92) As if this
is not enough, the buck basket scene is replayed in act 4, scene 2, when Falstaff
|"The South of France." ed. by Robert Phelps. 1966). 5 The rankest compound of |
villainous smell that ever offended nostril. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616)
, English dramatist, poet. Sir John Falslaff, in The Merry Wives of Windsor, act 3, ...
|nose, nostril See also fume, perfume (A) The nose and nostrils first protected the |
primary organsof smell and second, ... Falstaff's complaint of “the rankest
compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril” similarly imagines the air
|He knows Shakespeare scented mothballs, when he made Falstaff speak of 'the |
rankest compound of villainous smells that ever offended nostril.' Camphor balls
he despises, likewise; but, as I have both a cedar closet and a cedar chest, ...
|Villain. — This is the most omnipotent villain that ever cried ' Stand * to a true man |
1 Henry IV. i. 2. If they speak more or less ... Villanous. — The rankest compound
of villanous smell that ever offended nostril Merry Wives, iii. 5. One that hath ...
|By the Lord, a buck-basket ! rammed 92 me in with foul shirts and smocks, socks, |
foul stockings, greasy napkins; that, Master Brook, there was the rankest
compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril. 96 Ford. And how long
lay you ...
|Threeofthe four mentions of 'scent' pertain to the hunt, that muchloved sport of the |
landed gentry. ... the laundry basket that facilitated his escape: 'there was the
rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril' (3.5.91–3).
|SMELL. Falstoff. The rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended |
nostril. Shakespeare. The Kerry Wivet of Windtor. Act iii. Sc. S. 1. 94. Trinculo. He
hath a very ancient and fishlike smell. Ibid. The Ttmpent. Act i i . 8c. 2. In K6I11, a
|I never enter the But but my nostrils are assailed with that odour of omnium |
yatherum always perceptible where there is a ... the bees, but to the non-elect I
doubt not it is — 'The rankest compound of villainous smells That ever offended
|<evil smell (of Moor-ditch)> <(Falstaff 's) ill repute>9 "disagreeableness; sth. |
considered offensive (to the sense of ... im Waschkorb — in Verbindung gebracht
wird: " ... the rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril". 53.