Classic Usage: Once again we encounter the evil dealings of Marie St Clare. She is frustrated because she’s too weak to whip the servants, and her husband won’t do what all the other masters do. What’s that, you and Ophelia ask? “Why, send them to the calaboose, or some of the other places to be flogged.”
Classically Mad Usage: I don’t know if I’ll use this word regularly, but it might be a suitable substitute for scaramouche next time I’m singing Bohemian Rhapsody.