Cowardice (See also Boastfulness, Timidity.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Cowardice (See also Boastfulness, Timidity.)

  1. Acres, Bob a swaggerer lacking in courage. [Br. Lit.: The Rivals]
  2. Bobadill, Captain vainglorious braggart, vaunts achievements while rationalizing faintheartedness. [Br. Lit.: Every Man in His Humour]
  3. chicken slang insult used toward the timid. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 322]
  4. Conachar pathetically lacks courage. [Br. Lit.: The Fair Maid of Perth]
  5. Coup de Jarnac to hit a man while he is down. [Fr. Folklore: Espy, 62]
  6. Cowardly Lion king of the forest has yellow streak up back. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
  7. Duke of Plaza-Toro always leads the retreat and is the first to hide from the enemy. [Br. Opera: Gilbert and Sullivan The Gondoliers]
  8. Falstaff, Sir John “the better part of valor is discretion.” [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV]
  9. Fleming, Henry young recruit, in his first battle, runs away in terror. [Am. Lit.: Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage]
  10. Indiana Volunteers during Mexican war, ran when action began. [Am. Hist.: Espy, 183]
  11. Martano poltroon claiming credit for another’s feat. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
  12. Panurge rogue who in several adventures proves to be a great coward. [Fr. Lit.: Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel]
  13. Panza, Sancho always removes himself a safe distance from his master’s combats. [Span. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote]
  14. Police, the homeloving and fearful of death, reluctant to combat the pirate band. [Br. Opera: Gilbert and Sullivan The Pirates of Penzance]
  15. Rogue’s March played in British Army to expel dishonored soldier. [Br. Music: Scholes, 885]
  16. Roister Doister, Ralph foolish suitor repulsed by widow with household utensil. [Br. Lit.: Ralph Roister Doister]
  17. Scaramouche stock character in commedia dell’arte; boastful poltroon. [Ital. Drama: Brewer Dictionary, 967]
  18. yellow color symbolizing cowardice. [Western Culture: Misc.]