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Flattery

Adams, Jack
toady to his employer. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Amaziah
fawningly complains of Amos to King Jeroboam. [O.T.: Amos 7:10]
bolton
one who flatters by pretending humility. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 343]
Chanticleer
cajoled by fox into singing; thus captured. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Nun’s Priest’s Tale”]
Clumsy, Sir Tunbelly
toadies towards aristocracy. [Br. Lit.: The Relapse, Walsh Modern, 102]
Collins, Mr.
priggish, servile clergyman; toady to the great. [Br. Lit.: Pride and Prejudice]
Damocles
for his sycophancy to Dionysus, seated under sword at banquet. [Gk. Myth.: LLEI, I: 278]
Mutual Admiration Society
circle of mutual patters on the backs. [Br. Hist.: Wheeler, 254]
oreo
cookie; pejoratively refers to obsequious Black with white aspirations. [Am. Culture: Flexner, 49]
Ruach
island of people sustained by insincere praise. [Fr. Lit.: Pantagruel]
Tom, Uncle Stowe
character came to signify subservient Black. [Am. Lit.: Uncle Tom’s Cabin]
Wren, Jenny
wooed by Robin Redbreast with enticing presents. [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 23]