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(pē'nis, pē'nēz, pē'nis-ez), [TA]
The organ of copulation and urination in the male; formed of three columns of erectile tissue, two arranged laterally on the dorsum (corpora cavernosa penis) and one median ventrally (corpus spongiosum penis); the urethra traverses the latter; the extremity (glans penis) is formed by an expansion of the corpus spongiosum and is more or less completely covered by a free fold of skin (prepuce).
[L. tail]
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that the vigil of Priapus is to be kept?"' (48) The Great
(46) Karen Bassi 1998:139 makes the sobering observation that 'while Priapus, satyrs, and the ithyphallic comic actors evoke laughter, the hyperbolic exposure of the phallos as costume is the overt concealment of the real thing, an overdetermined apotropaic gesture against emasculation'.
Like Priapus before them, institutional investors are learning that too much of a good thing is less than ideal.
He also uses Lou's account of the events to develop amusingly the novella's phallophobia, as Lou describes Rico in those absurd pajamas that extravagantly display a priapus logo.
The newly discovered specimen is only the 22nd known priapiumfish, which are named after the ancient Greek fertility deity, Priapus, the Daily Mail reported.
begins "Priapus" with a strong, flat declaration of sight:
THYRSIS A bowl of milk, Priapus, and these cakes, are all thou canst expect year by year; the garden thou watchest is poor.
On the contrary, he comically heightens the incongruous mismatch of high form and popular content, suggesting that the intercourse he stages between high and low is no more fructifying than that of his Lady Chatterley-like "Duchess" and his working-class Priapus "Tinker":
apart with their teeth, witnessed by the terrified statue of Priapus.