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do the beast with two backs:

Or: do-the-two-backed-beast , an old literary term, dating back to Shakespeare, for sexual-intercourse in a face-to-face embrace such as the missionary-position . 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, do the beast with two backs, do the two-backed beast, docking, 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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