Word of the Day: BELLY-FURNITURE

– from belly + furniture (a provision, stock, or supply of anything; stores in general, provisions; necessaries obs.)

“…For that, having a great desire to obey the pleasure of the king, I armed myself from toe to top with belly furniture, of the soles of good venison-pasties, to go see how my grape-gatherers and vintagers had pinked and cut full of small holes their high-coped caps, to lecher it the better, and play at in and in…”

From: The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais
Printed for The Navarre Society, Volume I, 1653
The Second Book of Dr. Francis Rabelais
Chapter XI. How the Lords of Kissebreech and Suckfist did plead before Pantagruel without an Atturney

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