Definition of Lacqueying
1. lacquey [v] - See also: lacquey
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lacqueying
Literary usage of Lacqueying
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Chapters on English Printing, Prosody, and Pronunciation (1550-1700) by Bastiaan Adriaan Pieter van Dam, Cornelis Stoffel (1902)
"Sh. snort: journeying once; lacqueying once. The line A. & C. I, 4, ... The Folio, the only authoritative text of A. & C., has lacking, and not lacqueying. ..."
2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... lacqueying winds Transport, to every quarter of the globe, 670 Her winged navies ! bade the sceptred sons Of Earth acknowledge her pre-eminence, ..."
3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"Tools of office, who, like Downing, had been proud of the honour of lacqueying his (Cromwell's) coach." (Macaulay's Essays—" Hallam's Constitutional History ..."
4. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Like to a vagabond flag upon the stream, Goes to, and back, lacqueying the varying tide, This common body, Their prayers by envious winds Blown vagabond or ..."
5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1826)
"And some of the elder and stouter thrive by a sort of—seeing young gentlemen fairly through their property—lacqueying, bullying, and fighting, for the worst ..."
6. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"Cowards who had trembled at the very sound of his name, tools of office who, like Downing, had been proud of the honour of lacqueying his coach, ..."