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  • n. Plural form of cullion.


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  • This, then, O my brethren, is the cause of my cullions being cut off; and peace be with you!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Ah, God, shrivel you cullions up in you belly,” he said.

    Cold Mountain

  • But the best was, that the fire which I had cast into the lap of my paltry roaster burnt all his groin, and was beginning to cease (seize) upon his cullions, when he became sensible of the danger, for his smelling was not so bad but that he felt it sooner than he could have seen daylight.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • "Ah, God, shrivel you cullions up in you belly, " he said.

    Cold Mountain

  • This then, O my brothers, is my story and how I came to be docked of my cullions; and peace be on you. '

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume I

  • [FN#86] One of the numerous quack aphrodisiacs current in the middle ages, as with us cock's cullions and other grotesque prescriptions.

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume III

  • But fair's fair and hats off to Gordon: he showed cullions in coming to the seat, and he's won it.

  • For the dead bodies of the Englishmen, being aboue a thousand lieng vpon the ground imbrued in their owne bloud, was a sight (a man would thinke) greeuous to looke vpon, and so farre from exciting and stirring vp affections of crueltie; that it should rather haue mooued the beholders to commiseration and mercie: yet did the women of Wales cut off their priuities, and put one part thereof into the mouthes of euerie dead man, in such sort that the cullions hoong downe to their chins; and not so contented, they did cut off their noses and thrust them into their tailes as they laie on the ground mangled and defaced.

    Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9) Henrie IV

  • 'O my cousins,' replied he, 'all that ye have said is idle: I will tell you how I came to lose my cullions, and indeed, I deserved more than this, for I swived my mistress and my master's son: but my story is a long one and this is no time to tell it, for the dawn is near, and if the day surprise us with this chest yet unburied, we shall be blown upon and lose our lives.

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume I

  • 'O my brother,' answered the schoolmaster, 'after I left thee, I sat meditating on the works of God the Most High and said to myself, "In every thing God hath created for man there is an use; for He (to whom be glory) created the hands to seize, the feet to walk, the eyes to see, the ears to hear and the yard to do the deed of kind; and so on with all the members of the body, except these two cullions; there is no use in them."

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume IV


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