Definition of Roysters
1. Verb. (third-person singular of royster) ¹
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Definition of Roysters
1. royster [v] - See also: royster
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Literary usage of Roysters
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1. The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle by Henry Thomas Buckle (1872)
"In 1616 are mentioned "the bawds and the roysters at Billingsgate" (Ben Jonson's Forts, v. 12). In 1664 " Billingsgate rhetoric" (King's Life of Loch, 8vo, ..."
2. Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works by Henry Thomas Buckle (1872)
"tions " Billingsgate, when the noises are at their height" (Ben Jonson's Works, 8vo, 1816, iii. 438). In 1616 are mentioned "the bawds and the roysters at ..."
3. Works by Jean Calvin (1844)
"... from cutters and roysters.' Therefore, Paul and Barnabas are commended, not because they laid open themselves simply to dangers, but because they refuse ..."
4. Virginia Reports: Jefferson--33 Grattan, 1730-1880 by Thomas Johnson Michie, Thomas Jefferson, Peachy Ridgway Grattan (1901)
"And his claim is 26 to be repaid the money he *advanced By the articles of co-partnership, the roysters do not, in terms, undertake to repay or to refund to ..."
5. The United States Magazine and Democratic Review (1847)
"... diligence to slothfulness ; and after wars it is commonly seen that a great num. ber of those that were once honest, return home again like roysters. ..."
6. A Bibliographical and Critical Account of the Rarest Books in the English by John Payne Collier (1865)
"... intituled Abso- lom his fall, or the ruin of roysters, &e. ... if remedied, would happily be, in the words of his title, " the ruin of roysters. ..."
7. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"... then the roysters c-il sueh one by the name of loule, я clinch¡toun, or one that knoweth no ... then roysters do ся! suche one by' the name of a loute, ..."
8. The Magnetic Lady: Or, Humors Reconciled by Ben Jonson (1914)
"The reader will be pleased to learn that this tavern stood in New-Fish street: it was, as our old writers affirm, " haunted by roysters," so that the wine ..."