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"Punch," French (17c.), from Neapolitan Polecenella (see Punch).

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  • There was, too, a comical part for Rhodomont, as the roaring bully hired by polichinelle to cut Leandre into ribbons.

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  • It was polichinelle that spoke—polichinelle that mocks what time he slays.

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  • "You were very close with M. Parvissimus over this authorship," said polichinelle, with impudent suggestiveness.

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  • polichinelle was everything that is fierce, contemptuous, and insistent.

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  • Are you suggesting that polichinelle should play Scaramouche?

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  • The polichinelle of the Fair has a voice, but no delicacy, no soul.

  • Thence to the Fayre, and saw "polichinelle," and so home, and after a little supper to bed.

  • And the tall one was polichinelle, the image of a gratuitous and uncomprehended wickedness.

  • He put a paper on polichinelle's table amid the grease-paints.

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  • Then, scarcely has polichinelle departed by the door than Scaramouche bounds in through the window.

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