Starry Messenger [Sidereus nuncius, Venice, 1610] is the title of a
treatise by Galileo announcing the telescopic discovery of the satellites of Jupiter. Check out the virtual tour of Galileo's room:
(obs) subigate, v. Obs. [irreg. f. L. subigére (f. sub- sub- 26 + agére to bring) + -ate3.] trans. To knead or work up. ¶ 1657 Tomlinson Renou's Disp. 172 Stir them together . . that the whole masse may be subigated.
fricatrice [ad. L. *frictrc-em, fem. agent-n. f. fricre to rub.] A lewd woman. ¶ 1605 B. Jonson, Volpone, iv. ii, [A patron] To a lewd harlot, a base fricatrice. ¶ 1708 Motteux Rabelais v. v. 165 Ingles, Fricatrices, He-Whores. ¶ 1871 R. Ellis Catullus xcix. 10 Like slaver abhorr'd breath'd from a foul fricatrice.
[O.E.D. online. Neither entry glosses the lesbian implications of 'rubbing' and 'kneading', but certainly these were words used in the early modern period to connote improper, sodomitical (i.e. nonprocreative) contact between women.