pasquinade [pas′kwilpas΄kwi nād′]
[Fr < It pasquinata, after Pasquino, classical statue in Rome to which it was the custom in the 16th c. to attach satirical verses]
a satirical piece of writing that holds its object up to ridicule, formerly one posted in a public place; lampoon: also pasquil [pas′kwil]
pasquinaded, pasquinading
to criticize or ridicule with a pasquinade; lampoon

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