the ugly, humpbacked protagonist of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo.
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Sal·va·to·re [sahl-vah-taw-re], /ˌsɑl vɑˈtɔ rɛ/, 1901–68, Italian poet: Nobel Prize 1959.
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With his jarring sinister performances—part art-rock, part bawdy Musical Hall—he became the Caliban/Quasimodo of Punk.
The audacity of the fearless Greek had carried him through so far, but Quasimodo had spoilt him at last.Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape From the Brigand's of Greece | Bracebridge Hemyng
Quasimodo conceals her for a time in the church, but after various adventures she is gibbeted.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 | The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
At length the archdeacon, giving Quasimodo's powerful shoulder a rough shake, made him a sign to rise and follow him.
The priest resumed his sombre gravity, made a sign to Quasimodo, and retired in silence.
In closing, it had cut off the only ray of joy and of light which still made its way into the soul of Quasimodo.
British Dictionary definitions for Quasimodo
another name for Low Sunday
a character in Victor Hugo's novel Notre-Dame de Paris (1831), a grotesque hunch-backed bellringer of the cathedral of Notre Dame
(Italian kwaˈziːmodo) Salvatore (salvaˈtoːre). 1901–68, Italian poet, whose early work expresses symbolist ideas and techniques. His later work is more concerned with political and social issues: Nobel prize for literature 1959
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