a person who assumes attitudes or poses for effect.
to assume ; pose for effect. Historical Examples Then Ma, seizing a sword, began to attitudinize, smearing his face all over with coal-dust. Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio vol. II (of 2) Songling Pu Ma then got up and began to attitudinize, singing a plaintive air like the girls with the turbans. Strange Stories […]
noun (archaic or dialect) a spider an ill-natured person Historical Examples The ettercap is the poison-spider, and should be spelt “attercop.” Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. n. “spider,” Old English attorcoppe, literally “poison-head,” from ator “poison, venom,” from Proto-Germanic *aitra- “poisonous ulcer” (cf. Old […]
Lucius, . Historical Examples To this festival there came, at the bidding of Attius, a great company of the Volscians. Stories From Livy Alfred Church How Attius would receive him he knew not; but he was homeless, and had now only his enemies to trust. Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15) Charles Morris To these […]
a city in SE Massachusetts. Historical Examples He was born in Attleboro, Mass., on the last day of the year, 1764. Harper’s Magazine, Vol III, June 1851 Various The profits arising from its sale, if any, will go partly to Attleboro Church, and partly to a favorite object of my own. George Eliot’s Life, Vol. […]