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beast with two backs:

1. A coital-position in which the partners face one another.

2. Sexual intercourse face to face . To make / do-the-beast-with-two-backs , is an old literary phrase for copulation face to face in the missionary-position , based on the figurative appearance assumed by a couple locked in such as embrace . See copulation for synonyms.


(1) William Shakespeare. Othello (1605): Iago: ' I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter
and the Moor are now making-the-beast-with-two-backs .'

(2) French author François Rabelais (1494-1553) (Translation by Sir Thomas Urquhart, 1653): ' These two did often do-the-two-backed-beast together in so far that at last she became great-with-child .'

See Also: beast with two backs, bestial, De duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum, delo diam, do the beast with two backs, do the two-backed beast, docking, double, hump ribs, make the beast with two backs, making the beast with two backs, ranlum scrantum, rantum scantum, spoon fashion, two-backed beast

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