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English citations of latibulate

  • [1658, H. C. (Gent.), The English dictionarie: or, An interpreter of hard English words ...[1], 8th revised and enlarged edition, A. M.; sold by Andrew Crooke:
    Latibulate, Privily to hide ones self in a corner.]
  • 1874 November 16, The Wheeling Daily Register, Wheeling, West Virginia, page 2, column 1:
    He is probably after the manner of his prototype Kellogg, "latibulating" in some secure position, in breathless expectancy that His Excellency, will again uphold usurpation [].
  • [2019 September 3, Joe Gillard, The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting[2], Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed, →ISBN, page 95:
    LATIBULATE Verb | luh-tihb-yoo-leyt Seventeenth century. English. TO HIDE IN A CORNER. Percival hated all the hubbub of his aunt's house, so he pulled out his phone to latibulate on the couch.]
  • [2022 October 13, Susie Dent, An Emotional Dictionary: Real Words for How You Feel, from Angst to Zwodder[3], John Murray Press, →ISBN:
    The verb 'latibulate' is defined in an early dictionary from 1623 as 'privily to hide ones selfe in a corner'. Long since obsolete, it is surely forgivable to broaden its scope to the intense urge to retreat.]