A., with the abbreviated form serving as a popular euphemism for an obvious obscenity.deficiency, lack, want - the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"absence - the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsyepilepsia minor, petit mal, petit mal epilepsy - epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities); "she has been suffering from petit mal since childhood"Quotations"Absence makes the heart grow fonder,""Isle of Beauty, Fare thee well!
" [Thomas Haynes Bayly Isle of Beauty]"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great" [Comte de Bussy-Rabutin Histoire amoureuse des Gaules]"Among the defects of the Bill, which were numerous, one provision was conspicuous by its presence and another by its absence" [Lord John Russell Speech to his constituents, 1859] of settees and sofas of all sorts, the king, chiefs, and great people generally, were in the custom of fattening some of the lower orders for ottomans; and to furnish a house comfortably in that respect, you had only to buy up eight or ten lazy fellows, and lay them round in the piers and alcoves.
A study by Gordon Gallup and coworkers (2003) concluded that one evolutionary purpose of the thrusting motion characteristic of intense intercourse is for the penis to “upsuck” another man’s semen before depositing its own.
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However, contemporary usage usually limits its application to humans or animals—literal possessors of hide and hair.sweet Fanny Adams Nothing; usually used in reference to the failure of a potentially promising enterprise or occasion.
Fanny Adams was a woman who was brutally murdered in 1810.
The phrase is most often applied to the unknown connection in the anthropological progression of man’s theoretical evolution from the lower primates. Morris, Men and Apes, 1966)neither hide nor hair Nothing at all, not a trace.
According to this theory, cuckold fetishists are relieving themselves of the stress of the burden of their social role and escaping into a simpler, less-expansive position.In his book Sperm Wars, biologist Robin Baker speculated that the excitement and stimulation of the cuckolding fetish emerges from the biology of sexuality and the effects of sexual arousal on the brain, although it is important to note the word "cuckold" does not appear in his book.According to one of his theories, Baker believes that when a man thinks that his female mate may have been sexual with another man, the man is prompted by biological urges to copulate with the female in an effort to "compete" with the other man's sperm.If a couple can keep the fantasy in the bedroom, or come to an agreement where being cuckolded in reality does not damage the relationship, they may try it out in reality., or the "cuckold": the cuckold convinces his lover to participate in the fantasy for them, though other "cuckolds" may prefer their lover to initiate the situation instead.The fetish fantasy does not work at all if the cuckold is being humiliated against their will.