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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Farce \Farce\, verb (used with an object) [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Farce \Farce\, noun [F. farce, from L. farsus (also sometimes farctus), p. p. pf farcire. See {Farce}, verb (used with an object)]

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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

farce

noun

1: a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations [syn: {farce}, {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}, {farce}]

verb

1: fill with a stuffing while cooking; "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?" [syn: {farce}, {stuff}]


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