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This week's theme: eponyms.
pantagruelian (pan-tuh-groo-EL-ee-uhn) adjective
2. Displaying extravagant and coarse humor.
[After Pantagruel, a giant king with an enormous appetite, the son of Gargantua, depicted in a series of novels by François Rabelais (c. 1490-1553).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"[Ilan Ros's] jowls are scarlet, and he's wearing a loose apron over his Pantagruelian belly. He begins by gobbling up three slices of cold meat in quick succession and then wipes his mouth on a paper napkin." Yasmina Khadra (pen name of Mohammed Moulessehoul); The Attack (translated by John Cullen); Doubleday; 2006.
The louder he talks of honour, the faster we count our spoons. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)
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