Definition of Modicums
1. modicum [n] - See also: modicum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Modicums
Literary usage of Modicums
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Roxburghe Ballads by Charles Hindley (1873)
"A good dish of modicums, I know not what, In Barbary Vinegar boyl'd very soft; I mus'd how my Hostis became so huge fat, I find 'tis with eating these ..."
2. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman: Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (1894)
"... for the use and behoof of the whole race of mankind ; and such small modicums of 'em are only set forth into this wide world, circulating here and there ..."
3. The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, Now First Brought by John Todhunter, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Harry Buxton Forman (1880)
"V. The reason of all this (which you mayn'tr think) Is, that it has heen used to live at court, And have such modicums to eat and drink, As keep one's bills ..."