railing (adj.) Old form(s): rayling
abusive, derisive, haranguing
1H4 III.i.154[Hotspur to Mortimer, of Glendower] he is as tedious / As ... a railing wife
E3 III.iii.98[Prince Edward to King John] Look not for ... railing execrations of despite
E3 IV.vi.12[Prince Edward to Artois] What need we fight and sweat and keep a coil, / When railing crows outscold our adversaries?
TC V.iv.28[Thersites to Hector] I am a rascal, a scurvy railing knave
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