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two-backed beast:

Or: the beast-with-two-backs , an old literary term for face-to-face sexual-intercourse See copulation for synonyms.


(1) William Shakespeare. Othello (1605): Iago: ' I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughterand 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 .'

(3) Reverend Paxton (Rance Howard) wants to buy a bear trap from hardware clerk Ed Chilton (Steve Buscemi) in Ed and His Dead Mother (1994): ' Ed, I like to grease the high board better than anyone and if it was just four five guys I'd have no problem with that, but when I come home and find her doing the two-back beast with the entire church council well, by God, that's going too far, especially since half the council is women. That's when I take a stand! That's when I'm counted as a man! That's when I throw my balls up over my shoulder and charge into the fire! Are you following this, son? Just get me the trap .'

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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