Definition of Guizers
1. guizer [n] - See also: guizer
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Literary usage of Guizers
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1903)
""The guizers were meantime marshalled on the Esplanade and torches handed out ... There were upwards of two hundred torches and over three hundred guizers, ..."
2. The Contemporary Review (1875)
"... that still remains in- country places, when the "guizers"—ie, the disguised men, with blackened faces and absurd dresses—perform to this day the play of ..."
3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1904)
"At Betley and neighbourhood, although the old Morris dancing is not carried out in any systematic way, the Mummers or " guizers," as they revived Mummers' ..."
4. The Scot Abroad by John Hill Burton (1900)
"... or guizers. There is very little on record about their mummeries, but we shall presently see that those of their French teachers were an important and ..."
5. The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society by Manchester Geographical Society (1897)
"On January 1st and 5th the young people mask and dress up (being called "guizers"), and go to any houses which may be open to them, dance, and have light ..."
6. Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Staistical by Francis Hindes Groome (1885)
"... with its blazing tar-barrels and its companies of straw-clad guizers, its Yule bread, its lighted candles, and all its quaint and antique rites, ..."