Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Manduce (2 syl.).

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Manduce (2 syl.).
The idol Gluttony, venerated by the Gastrol’aters, people whose god was their belly.   1
        “It is a monstrous … figure, fit to frighten little children; its eyes are bigger than its belly, and its head larger than all the rest of its body, … having a goodly pair of wide jaws, lined with two rows of teeth, which, by the magic of a small twine … are made to clash, chatter, and rattle against the other, as the jaws of St. Clement’s dragon (called graulli) on St. Mark’s procession at Metz.”—Rabelais: Pantagruel, iv. 59.



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