INCATENATION

INCATENATIONn. The act of linking together, or the state of being joined in a series.


It was an ancient butcher man,
His merchandise displaying,
And eke an academian
Before the meat-stall straying.

“O butcher, though ’tis naught to me
Who may as rogues be rated,
Thy sausages, ’tis plain to see,
Are all incatenated.”

“Now, scholar, cap and gown shall not
Protect thee from the whacking
I’ll give to thee, for thou, God wot,
Giv’st me a scurril blacking.”

Then rose the wrathful butcher man
And drave the scholar from him,
And shouted as that caitiff ran:
“I’ll cat the cuss, dud gom him!”