amusing or witty remarks or writings.
Older Use. pornographic books or other writings.
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How to use facetiae in a sentence
The second room, announced by the word "Counting-Room" on its door, harmonized with the grim facetiae of its neighbor.Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau | Honore de Balzac
Andrea was something of a wit and is quoted in the facetiae of Domenichi.The Popes and Science | James J. Walsh
Maurepas is credited with contributions to the collection of facetiae known as the trennes de la Saint Jean (2nd ed., 1742).
Even Pembury had mistaken its “inmost soul,” for he had placed it in the column devoted to “facetiae.”The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's | Talbot Baines Reed
Facetus, facetiae, infacetus, infacetiae are favourite words with Catullus.The Oxford Book of Latin Verse | Various
British Dictionary definitions for facetiae
humorous or witty sayings
obscene or coarsely witty books
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