the beast with two backs
   copulation
   From the facing position of the parties. The beast can be made or played:
    Your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs. (Shakespeare, Othello)
    She had the goods on me and in an idle moment I played the beast with two backs with her. (M. McCarthy, 1963)
   Whence also the two-backed beast and the twobacked game:
    I... know what it had been like with Deborah and him, what a burning two-backed beast. (Mailer, 1965)
    She had a hearty appetite for the two-backed game. (Fraser, 1977)

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