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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farce  \Farce\,  n.  [F.  farce,  from  L.  farsus  (also  sometimes 
  farctus),  p.  p.  pf  farcire  See  {Farce},  v.  t.] 
  1.  (Cookery)  Stuffing,  or  mixture  of  viands,  like  that  used 
  on  dressing  a  fowl;  forcemeat. 
 
  2.  A  low  style  of  comedy;  a  dramatic  composition  marked  by 
  low  humor,  generally  written  with  little  regard  to 
  regularity  or  method,  and  abounding  with  ludicrous 
  incidents  and  expressions. 
 
  Farce  is  that  in  poetry  which  ``grotesque''  is  in  a 
  picture:  the  persons  and  action  of  a  farce  are  all 
  unnatural,  and  the  manners  false.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Ridiculous  or  empty  show  as  a  mere  farce.  ``The  farce  of 
  state.''  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farce  \Farce\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Farced},  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Farcing}.]  [F.  Farcir,  L.  farcire  akin  to  Gr  ????????  to 
  fence  in  stop  up  Cf  {Force}  to  stuff,  {Diaphragm}, 
  {Frequent},  {Farcy},  {Farse}.] 
  1.  To  stuff  with  forcemeat;  hence  to  fill  with  mingled 
  ingredients;  to  fill  full;  to  stuff.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  first  principles  of  religion  should  not  be 
  farced  with  school  points  and  private  tenets.  --Bp. 
  Sanderson. 
 
  His  tippet  was  aye  farsed  full  of  knives.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  render  fat.  [Obs.] 
 
  If  thou  wouldst  farce  thy  lean  ribs.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  3.  To  swell  out  to  render  pompous.  [Obs.] 
 
  Farcing  his  letter  with  fustian.  --Sandys. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  farce 
  n  1:  a  comedy  characterized  by  broad  satire  and  improbable 
  situations  [syn:  {farce  comedy},  {travesty}] 
  2:  mixture  of  ground  raw  chicken  and  mushrooms  with  pistachios 
  and  truffles  and  onions  and  parsley  and  lots  of  butter  and 
  bound  with  eggs  [syn:  {forcemeat}] 




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