With some minds this volatile questioning was serious; with others it assumed a Rabelaisian joviality.
The book and its Rabelaisian criticisms have been long since forgotten.
The name of this Rabelaisian ecclesiastic—Claw-the-roast—sufficiently indicates the line of the poet's satire.
“Lost” was not the exact phrase, Boucher being a Rabelaisian wag, but it will pass.
Ladies "in a coming on humour" abound, and Charles is involved with his Paladins in gauloiseries of a Rabelaisian cast.
Thus mediæval play is epical in its Rabelaisian plainness of speech.
By a memory separate from the rest of his verse, Ronsard was moved to write this Rabelaisian thing.
We must stand on our feet in all our Rabelaisian nakedness, and watch the world fade.
Except for these, the book is characterized by a truly Rabelaisian humor.
This thwacking rough-and-tumble, Rabelaisian horse-play—Shakespeare!
1817, from French author François Rabelais (c.1490-1553), whose writings "are distinguished by exuberance of imagination and language combined with extravagance and coarseness of humor and satire." [OED]