churlish (adj.)
violent, rough, harsh
AYL II.i.7[Duke Senior to all] churlish chiding of the winter's wind
H5 IV.i.15[King Henry to Erpingham] A good soft pillow for that good white head / Were better than a churlish turf of France
KJ II.i.76[Chatillon to King Philip, of the English] The interruption of their churlish drums
KJ III.i.303[Blanche to Lewis the Dauphin] Shall braying trumpets and loud churlish drums ... be measures to our pomp?
TC I.ii.21[Alexander to Cressida, of Ajax] he is as valiant as the lion, churlish as the bear
Ven.107[Venus to Adonis, of Mars] Scorning his churlish drum
Ven.616[Venus to Adonis] thou knowst not what it is / With javelin's point a churlish swine to gore [or: boorish]
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