oats


oats
   copulation
   Usually by a male, within or outside marriage, with an implication of regular need, as in the daily nourishment of horses:
    I'll have to go out later, so you'll have to wait even longer before you get your oats. (R. Forbes, 1986 — copulation, not porridge, was what was being suggested)
   An oat opera is pornography:
    'Whatever you think is best, Percy,' Harry said, turning the page of the oat opera he was reading. (King, 1996)

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